Tahoe in the News

Caldor fire smoke and ash are clouding Lake Tahoe’s famously clear water

Tony Barboza, Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times
September 3, 2021

The Caldor fire has triggered mass evacuations in two states, torched hundreds of homes, made the air hazardous to breathe and spurred President Biden to issue an emergency declaration.

But the erratic wildfire is also causing another problem for Lake Tahoe: Smoke and ash particles are entering the lake and clouding its world-famous crystal blue waters.

Burning for nearly three weeks now, the fire has scorched more than 210,000 acres and blanketed the region in a haze of smoke…

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