Tahoe Keys, California

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Coordinates: 38°55′54″N 120°00′49″W / 38.93167°N 120.01361°W / 38.93167; -120.01361

Tahoe Keys
Tahoe Keys is located in California
Tahoe Keys
Tahoe Keys
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°55′54″N 120°00′49″W / 38.93167°N 120.01361°W / 38.93167; -120.01361
CountryUnited States
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation6,240 ft (1,902 m)

Tahoe Keys, now incorporated within South Lake Tahoe, is a former unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California[1] It lies at an elevation of 6,240 feet (1,900 m).[1]

Ongoing Environmental damage[edit]

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.[2]

The Tahoe Keys due to lack of maintenance and poor planning have the largest population of Non native plants and fish in Lake Tahoe.[3] In recent years the weeds in the Tahoe Keys have gotten worse and they are now proposing the use of herbicides[4] in Lake Tahoe to stop them.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahoe Keys, California
  2. ^ Furgurson, Ernest B. (March 1992). "Lake Tahoe: Playing for High Stakes". National Geographic. 181 (3): 112–132.
  3. ^ http://www.keysweedsmanagement.org/
  4. ^ http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/02/27/aggressive,-invasive-weed-starting-to-take-over-at-tahoe-keys-lagoons/