TRPA wants 230 new piers on Lake Tahoe |

TRPA wants 230 new piers on Lake Tahoe

CRYSTAL BAY The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency asked its governing board Thursday to approve 230 new piers over the next 20 years around Lake Tahoe.Several changes were made to govern Lake Tahoes shorezone area but the number of piers and buoys remained the same as last years proposal.Key changes to its proposal last summer include the elimination of the limited boat ban in Emerald Bay, additional opportunity for public piers and getting rid of a requirement to remove buoys over the wintertime.This years proposal, dubbed Alternative 6a, features a new push to get rid of invasive weeds such as Euroasian water milfoil.In addition, the TRPA staff will continue their pursuit a boat sticker program which would charge boaters on Lake Tahoe an annual fee that will fund water quality monitoring and boat weighing stations.

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