UC Davis Researchers Study Microplastics in Tahoe

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News4 | Eric DoBroka | Nov 11, 2020


"Wastewater is the number one input to most systems. Since we don't have that in lake Tahoe we think those are coming from litter not disposed properly. Plastic bottles or bags that come in the lake,” said UC Davis researchers Katie Senft.


UC Davis researchers began a new study this summer. They're studying the effects of microplastics in Lake Tahoe.

UC Davis tested beaches all around the lake and found plastic in almost every sample. A microplastic is a very tiny piece of plastic, smaller than a grain of rice.

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