Nearshore Zone Critical for Crayfish Harvest at Lake Tahoe (image) University of Nevada, Reno Share Print E-Mail Caption The nearshore zone at the 1,645-foot-deep Lake Tahoe is the critical area for fish habitat and a place where invasive species, including crawdads and warm-water fish such as the invasive bass, can thrive, according to limnologist Sudeep Chandra, of the Universtiy of Nevada, Reno, who has studied the pristine high-elevation lake for 20 years. The crayfish is thriving in the nearshore zone, and it's in this area, in depths from five to 250 feet, that a commercial harvest will have a net positive impact on the pristine lake that borders Nevada and California. Credit Photo by Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.