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Scuba divers tackle invasive weeds in Lake Tahoe lagoon



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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.

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

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