RESEARCH DIVE CONCLUSIONS
Significant litter issues were seen under the surface in the 0-25 foot zone. Comparisons of recreational litter were seen from areas such as Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. We concluded CUTL’s approach to circumnavigated lake clean ups would be effective here.
7 MILE SCUBA CLEAN UP OF FALLEN LEAF LAKE
Fallen Leaf Lake is a mountain lake located in El Dorado County, California, near the California–Nevada state border, about one mile southwest of Lake Tahoe at an elevation of 6,377 feet, with about a 7 mile circumference. Clean Up The Lake’s dive team will begin it’s circumnavigated clean up in Summer 2022; removing all litter items from 0-50 pounds that are found in our path of 0-25 feet. Our teams will also collect data discussed below in the Environmental Survey portion of our clean up
Our non profit will perform the new standard of Clean Up The Lake’s environmental survey which includes GPS & photographic documentation of: heavy lift litter items needed to be removed/salvaged, hot spots for litter accumulation, unknown or potentially historic items to report to the state, invasive species presence, algal bloom development.