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Divers’ attack on clams may slow Tahoe boats

RENO (AP) — Scientists waging a war on an Asian clam infestation at Lake Tahoe are asking for patience on the part of boaters.They say boaters may experience some delays entering Emerald Bay during the next six weeks while divers deploy an underwater attack on the invasive species that helps harm Tahoe’s famous clarity by promoting algae growth.The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program will begin treating about five acres of the infested area next week in the largest project of its type in lake history.The clams live on a shallow, gravel sand bar about 15 feet below the surface …

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