Yucca Mountain Oversight

Walker Lake's waters are of relatively poor quality, characterized by high concentrations of total dissolved solids (TDS), consisting mostly of salts, relatively high temperatures, low dissolved oxygen, and the presence of hydrogen sulfide. The lake also tends to support large blooms of plank tonic blue-green algae, which, when combined with high TDS concentrations and low dissolved oxygen, creates a relatively inhospitable environment to fish species, particularly native Lahontan cutthroat trout.

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