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Parking As Scarce As Clothes At Tahoe Beach

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Parking at Lake Tahoe´s clothing optional-beaches will be slimmer this summer than previous years. The Nevada Department of Transportation has removed many of roadside parking spaces along Route 28 on Tahoe´s east shore, where most of the nude beaches are located.

N-DOT spokesman Scott Magruder says the spaces were eliminated as part of an $11 million improvement project along the scenic byway. Beach goers and environmentalists have been trying for years to come up with a solution to the parking problem along the steep rocky shoreline.

Environmentalists say roadside parking creates erosion that contributes to the clouding of Tahoe´s famed clarity.