Caldor fire smoke and ash are clouding Lake Tahoe’s famously clear water
The Caldor fire has triggered mass evacuations in two states, torched hundreds of homes, made the air hazardous to breathe and spurred President Biden to issue an emergency declaration. But the erratic wildfire is also causing another problem for Lake Tahoe: Smoke and ash particles are entering the lake and clouding its world-famous crystal blue waters.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Lake Tahoe faces what could be the worst disaster in its history. What’s at stake?
- Arizona Republic: Caldor Fire may imperil Lake Tahoe fish important to area tribes
- KTXL: Lake Tahoe residents told to stop leaving water on before evacuating
- KCRA: Dixie Fire: Crews continue fighting fire that ‘just keeps going’