Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by drought, wildfires, invasive species; seek more funding

August 20, 2014 1:25 AM

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Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by drought, wildfires, invasive species; seek more funding

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.

The warning came during an annual summit about protecting the iconic lake that straddles the California-Nevada border. The meeting brought unusual bipartisan consensus among federal lawmakers on at least one aspect of the threats to the Tahoe basin — that more logging should play a role in reducing ...

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