Crews dumping more sand at Commons Beach in Tahoe City |

Crews dumping more sand at Commons Beach in Tahoe City

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Those who use Commons Beach may have noticed the beach sand quantity and quality have diminished since a restoration project took place there in 2004.

This week, Tahoe City Public Utility District staff, working with a contractor, will add 80 cubic yards of TRPA-approved sand as part of updated best management practices.

“More sand is needed to replenish the existing sand and to improve the safety and quality of the park,” Bob Bolton, director of Parks and Recreation for TCPUD, said in a statement.

Commons Beach Parking Lot will be closed Wednesday and Thursday morning, according to TCPUD; the playground area and restrooms will remain open.

Two sand trucks are scheduled each morning for delivery, and the parking lot will be reopened each day after the trucks depart.

This project that started Tuesday was made possible by a grant from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association’s Transportation and Infrastructure fund.

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