Tahoe Keys, California
Former Unincorporated community
|County||El Dorado County|
|Elevation||6,240 ft (1,902 m)|
Ongoing Environmental damage
Built in the 1960s, the community consists of over 1,500 homes adjacent to a series of canals. Its construction destroyed half of the Upper Truckee Marsh, the primary filter for river water entering the lake, and has since been called the most environmentally damaging intrusion on the lakeshore in Lake Tahoe's human history.
The Tahoe Keys due to lack of maintenance and poor planning have the largest population of Non native plants and fish in Lake Tahoe. In recent years the weeds in the Tahoe Keys have gotten worse and they are now proposing the use of herbicides in Lake Tahoe to stop them.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahoe Keys, California
- Furgurson, Ernest B. (March 1992). "Lake Tahoe: Playing for High Stakes". National Geographic. 181 (3): 112–132.
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