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UV Lights Used to Zap Lake Tahoe's Invasive Plants
Lake Tahoe's famously clear blue water is under attack from a common household plant – Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed, two plants found in many household fish tanks. 

After years of ineffectively battling the plants — which provide breeding grounds for invasive fish including what have morphed into extremely over-sized goldfish — preservation groups, scientists and inventors are partnering on a pilot program using UV lights to zap the troublesome plants.

“The principal idea is, if you can control the plants, you can control the fish,” said Sudeep Chandra, director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Global Water Center. 

 
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Boat Ban to Stop the Spread of Hydrilla - A surface water use restriction which bans the use of boats in Davis Stream is effective immediately and will run through ice formation. Next spring, the departments will jointly consider whether to reissue the restriction. Under the order, no watercraft may enter or travel this reach of Davis Stream except in emergency situations or when the environmental department ad endorsed volunteers are doing survey or removal work related to the hydrilla infestation.


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