Microplastics found in Lake Tahoe, One of the World’s Clearest Lakes

Microplastics: Not Just an Ocean Problem” states UCDavis in its August 7, 2019 news release. University researchers at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center report finding microplastics in beach sand. They state that "wastewater produced in the Tahoe Basin is piped out and does not return to the lake … That means the microplastics we’re finding at Lake Tahoe are most likely from improperly disposed trash.”