Divers collect 8,000 pounds of trash from bottom of Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KFSN) -- Scuba divers spent last few weeks collecting thousands of pounds of trash from the bottom of Lake Tahoe.

Teams found a variety of items, including car tires, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, radios and even pieces of boats.

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The underwater project started in May with a team of scuba divers led by the non-profit Clean up the Lake making their way around its 72-mile perimeter.

After 25 days of diving, they've already collected more than 8,000 pounds of trash.

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Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater lake in North America.

It trails only the five Great Lakes as the largest by volume in the United States.

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