South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management is working with permit-holder ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to pull three underground fuel storage tanks and remove contaminated soil at Zephyr Cove Resort. Zephyr Cove Resort is open for business as usual. The work will be visible to the highway and to resort visitors.
The Forest Service and ARAMARK coordinated closely with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in deciding to proceed with the excavation after the grading season to take advantage of the low groundwater table. Work will continue through Friday, December 16, and possibly longer if weather permits. An inclement weather plan is in place to guide the installation of water quality best management practices if work must stop due to rain or snow.