Tahoe Air Quality Affected By Smoke

Tahoe Air Quality Affected By Smoke


PEOPLE STILL MADE IT OUT TO THE LAKES TO TRY AND BEAT THE HEAT. Reporter: THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF THINGS TO DO AT LAKE TAHOE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO BEATING THE HEAT. THE AIR IS SMOKEY AND HAZY, BUT THAT’S NOT SCARING ANYONE AWAY FROM THE BEACH. IT WAS A LITTLE SURPRISING. WE DIDN’T EXPECT IT. YOU KNOW, YESTERDAY WAS PRETTY CLEAR WHEN WE GOT UP HERE, BUT IT DIDN’T SEEM TO BE AING ANYBODY. STAY WHERE WE CAN SEE YOU. Reporter: THIS GROUP IS GOING JET SKIING AND IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL AT THE REYNOLDS SHOP. PARA SAILORS SAY THE SMOKE IS A LITTLE WORSE UP ABOVE. BUT AS BUSY AS THE LAKE IS, PERHAPS THE SMOKE’S BIGGEST IMPACT IS THE VIEW. IT’S A LITTLE BIT HARDER TO SEE ACROSS THE LAKE BUT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HERE TO HAVE A FUN TIME. Reporter: ABOUT 2700 PEOPLE ARE RUNNING IN THE REGNAR TRAIL TAHOE EVENT THROUGH TOMORROW. EACH PERSON WILL RUN A TOTAL OF 16.7 MILES. SO TEAMS ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE AIR QUALITY. WE’RE WARNING RUNNERS AS THEY GO OUT JUST PERIODICALLY KEEP AN EYE ON IF ANYBODY HAS ASTHMA OR ANY OTHER LUNG ISSUES, TAKE THEIR INHALERS WITH THEM . Reporter: THEY’RE ALSO KEEPING AN EYE ON THE RUNNERS. THE OOLT ALTITUDE AND HEAT COMBINED WITH THE HEAT WITH TAKE THEIR TOLL. IT’S ROUGH, IT’S DUSTY AND SMOKEY. SO YOU’RE OUT HERE RUNNING AND THE DUST GETS YOU AT FIRST AND ONCE YOU GET OUT THERE IT’S A LITTLE BIT SMOKEY AND YOU JUST TRY AND KEEP IN YOUR ZONE. Reporter: BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THE RUNNERS IN GOOD SPIRITS. INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SMOKES THEY’RE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT SAFETY AND ENJOYING THE TRAILS.

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