During the first week of September 2019, the CLERC Board of Directors approved a lease for lab space located at Kits Corner in Kelseyville. CLERC has raised the necessary funds to purchase an initial set of lab equipment and apply for state accreditation. Once accreditation is obtained, CLERC will be able to offer lab services to local water agencies.
The Konocti Project, Inc., a non profit organization devoted to the “preservation, exploration and protection of Mt. Konocti” was created in the 1990's by Bob Zalusky, a World War II Flying Tigers veteran and ex-airline pilot in conjunction with Norman J. Lehrman, chief geologist for Homestake Mining Co.
The group believed the center of the mountain contained a huge cavern; one or more vent holes extended from the top of the mountain down into the center. Another tube extended from the cavern into the lake, allowing water from Clear Lake to flow in and create an interior lake.
The Konocti Project group assembled a crew of interested scientists and residents, to search for the location of the cave near Wright’s Peak. CLERC has obtained a film produced by The Konocti Project group that summarizes the findings from their search, which lasted from 1990-1999. The film is roughly 50 minutes long.
Results from hitch observation program are now available online via web map. The map is updated in near real-time.
This research vessel from UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) is at Clear Lake collecting information about the topography of the lake's bottom, also known as bathymetry.
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