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Letter To the Editor: Lawn Fertilizer and lake quality

I don’t know if this is true or not; but five or six years ago, a local

landscaper in a letter to the Editor said, that lawn fertilizer seeps

through our decomposed granite ground into the lake. He said the

nitrogen in the fertilizer is causing plant growth and algae in the lake

affecting its clarity. If this is true, it sounds like there is no hope

for the clarity of the lake. It sounds like the only hope is that the

lawns of small homes and huge lawns of estates around the lake and all

the golf courses should be ploughed under and allow the land to go back

to its natural form. Is there anyone in the landscaping business either

here at Tahoe or out of town that would like to write the Editor and

comment on whether or not this is true?

Alvin C. Folks

P.O.Box 613362

So.Lake Tahoe,Ca.96152-3362

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