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Fodor’s advice to skip Lake Tahoe was the correct name

This opinion column was submitted by Pamela Tsigdinos, a Washoe County resident.

Fodor’s Journey, a revered useful resource for journey recommendation the world over, lately suggested vacationers to skip Lake Tahoe in 2023 attributable to overtourism impacts. This alarmed vacationer companies whose sole mission is — to cite one company — “put extra heads in beds.”

Fodor’s designation of Tahoe as a vacation spot to skip highlights the basin’s overwhelmed native assets. There’s an excessive amount of site visitors congestion on the two-lane highway circling the lake; plus trash and water air pollution, together with invasive species. Locals additionally cite air high quality impacts, wildlife disturbance, pet waste, path degradation and — of biggest concern — wildfire hazards as evidenced by current fires. These issues deteriorate Lake Tahoe’s well-known readability. The Tahoe Environmental Science Middle reported Tahoe has its personal lake rubbish patch akin to the Pacific Ocean trash mass.

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