Tahoe revealed

Posted on | June 23, 2009 | No Comments

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A submerged tree seen from the submersible in the depths of Fallen Leaf Lake is possible evidence of ancient drought that lowered the lake level for centuries. Photo: Reno Gazette-Journal

“RICHARD Schweickert slipped into a world of brilliant blue,” begins a fascinating story in today’s Reno Gazette-Journal recounting a trip by a miniature submarine through the depths of Lake Tahoe.

From the story:

“It reminds me of a helicopter under water,” Schweickert said of the vehicle that offered him a fish-eye view of a major earthquake fault off Tahoe’s north shore.

The two-person submersible, captained by Scott Cassell of the nonprofit Undersea Voyager Project, made more than 40 dives in Tahoe and nearby Fallen Leaf Lake in May. Crews examined earthquake faults, ancient submerged trees and invading species …

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