Divers remove 200lb of trash from Lake Tahoe in one day – video


Scuba divers removed about 200lb of garbage from California’s Lake Tahoe on Friday. The dive was part of a six-month effort to rid the lake of fishing rods, tyres, aluminium cans, beer bottles and other rubbish accumulating underwater.

The team plans to look for rubbish along the entire 72 miles (115 km) of shoreline in what could be the largest trash cleanup in the lake’s history, said Colin West, founder of Clean up the Lake, the non-profit organising the project. The team includes 10 divers, as well as support kayaks and jet skis


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