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Divers begin laying clam barriers in Emerald Bay

TAHOMA — Divers have started laying barriers in Emerald Bay as part of the largest Asian clam eradication project in Lake Tahoe’s history.The $810,000 Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species program aims to eliminate a 5.5-acre population of Asian clams from the mouth of Emerald Bay and control the invasive species whose numbers have grown exponentially since 2002, when the first clamshell was discovered on a beach. For the next four to six weeks, crews will line the area with thin rubber barriers and organic material from Aspen trees to cut off the clams’ supply of oxygen.The isolated population in Emerald …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 2, 2012 03:21AM Published Nov 2, 2012 03:20AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.