Find a list of your saved stories here

News / 

Scuba divers tackle invasive weeds in Lake Tahoe lagoon


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Scuba divers have installed more than 100 sun-blocking barriers on the bottom of a lagoon on the south end of Lake Tahoe to try to help stunt the growth of invasive aquatic plants that have taken over the man-made waterways in the Tahoe Keys.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2w3gRGK ) earlier this week that the barriers are the beginning of a multi-year plan to wipe out the plants.

Homeowners have been using the barriers in a smaller capacity for the past two years, but the recent installation is the largest use of the barriers in the Keys.

They will remain in place no later than Oct. 15, but will be put back again during the warmer months for the next two years.

The use of herbicides to eradicate the plants is also being explored.

___

Information from: Tahoe Daily Tribune, http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent News stories

The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast