Lake Tahoe considers 'controversial' herbicides for the first time in fight against aquatic weeds

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SF Gate | Julie Brown | Jan 12, 2021

Officials have identified the Tahoe Keys as the primary source for an aquatic weed infestation that is spreading into Lake Tahoe.

Invasive aquatic weeds are spreading in Lake Tahoe, and officials are considering the first-ever use of herbicides in Tahoe to contain the problem, which stems from a man-made lagoon and marina called the Tahoe Keys. Last fall, on one of the last warm days of the year, I pulled into the Tahoe Keys, a quirky subdivision that was built in the 1960s on wetlands in South Lake Tahoe. The dead-end streets and cul de sacs felt like a maze of fingers stretching between water canals and lagoons, like if Venice was a suburb.

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