View Full Version : North Tahoe Beaches Closed

07-20-2005, 06:51 PM
According to the Union News Paper, A sewer leak has closed five North Tahoe beaches.

07-20-2005, 08:16 PM
True, and that includes Dollar Point folks, I havent heard about launching.

Someones insurance company is very bummed out.

I will have an Emerald Bay report on Friday morning.

07-21-2005, 05:07 AM

I heard that a sewer line was broken by a guy with a backhoe.

He will have to pay for the damaged sewer line repair, but what about all the nitrogen that got dumped into the lake?

07-21-2005, 09:45 AM
Nitrogen (and phosphorus, sewage, no doubt, contains a certain amount of soap)- "bad" for clarity. Might actually start a bit of bloom, and that could, theoretically boost productivity briefly and locally- attracting fish...

07-21-2005, 12:54 PM
Sinus or Dr.Stressor can probably confirm/deny this; but I think they closed the beaches to the danger of E. Coli to people.

07-21-2005, 01:52 PM
That is correct. There is a health hazard for human disease transmission whenever sewage gets into swimming areas. The coli count is just a surrogate for the amount of fecal material in the water. They are really worried about pathological bacteria and viruses.

07-21-2005, 02:17 PM
Yum Yum. I just lost my apetite for some seafood. Good thing Tahoe is so huge. The solution to pollution is dilution.