April 21, 2014
Several North Lake Tahoe beaches remain closed this weekend because of the raw sewage spill earlier in the week.
According to officials, the spill represents only a half mile of the 72 miles worth of shoreline around the lake... providing plenty of room to explore and enjoy.
But, Phil Segal, the owner of Tahoe Paddle and Oar say business owners in the affected areas say they have never seen the summer tourism season so slow...and it's starting to affect their bottom line.
"Saturday and SUnday and the month of July, you can't hardly get in. We've got reservations for people who want to get out on the water. It's like a ghost town right now."
120-thousand gallons of sewage spewed into the water on Tuesday when construction workers broke the sewer main.
Signs are posted at all of the affected beaches, warning visitors to stay out of the water and away from the beach...until water samples come back with safe contaminate levels.