Nevada Beach at Tahoe closed temporarily for fire reduction

Sun Staff Report

LAKE TAHOE ” The U.S. Forest Service will temporarily close the heavily-used recreation area surrounding Nevada Beach and the Lam Watah Trail near Stateline during weekdays through mid-July, according to a statement form the Forest Service.

The agency ordered the closure to reduce the public safety risk from heavy equipment that will be used to thin forest fuels in the area, according to the statement.

The closure will be in effect Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. The closure will not be in effect during weekends or evenings, but the Forest Service advises the public that hazards may be present even when the closure is not in effect.

“We know that this is a very popular recreational site and that closing it temporarily to reduce wildfire risk to local communities will inconvenience those who use the area to run, ride their bikes or walk their dogs,” said Forest Service spokeswoman Cheva Heck in the statement. “Respecting the closure will not only help ensure your personal safety, it will reduce interruptions for our contractor and allow us to complete the work and lift the closure as quickly as possible.”

The closure will not be in effect, nor will any work take place over holiday weekends, including Memorial Day and the 4th of July weekend, according to the statement.

For more information, contact Cheva Heck at (530) 543-2608 or Rex Norman at (530) 543-2627.

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