While working to removed aquatic weeds, Marine Taxonomic Services Environmental Consulting collected underwater litter from September 21 - October 20, 2016. In 23 days, they removed 6,686.5 pounds of litter from 39.65 miles throughout Lake Tahoe. This included boat wreckage, cement blocks, construction materials, firework debris and 3,372 pieces of plastic. Of those, 219 were plastic bottle caps, 158 plastic cups and 1,145 cigarette butts.
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286 pounds of trash removed from Nevada Beach recovered from dive cleanup (NDEP)
State of Knowledge
No Findings entered for this Focus Area.

No Monitoring Programs are yet associated with this Focus Area.