Street sweepers and CalTrans

It’s becoming increasingly clear that sand used during snow removal operations is harmful to to the Lake. This sand, once it is ground up by cars and flows down storm drains into Tahoe, remains suspended in the lake for years. Dust from ground up road sand is also degrading air quality. The League will seek to persuade the California Department of Transportation to protect Tahoe’s air and water quality by limiting the type and amount of sand they apply and by using the best available street sweeping technology.

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