TH Lake reopens after sewer spill

Austen Thibault, The Union Democrat

Twain Harte Lake reopened over the weekend following a sewage leak upstream of the popular summer swimming spot last week that forced its closure.

Water quality tests showed samples didn't contain enough bacteria to require closure, according to Twain Harte Community Services District officials.

The March 10 leak from a district sewer line spilled 78 gallons of sewage into a watershed above the lake.

Tree roots blocked the pipe, district officials said.

More than 450 gallons of sewage leaked out of a manhole as a result. Of that, 375 gallons was picked up on land before reaching the creek.

For the complete story, see the March 18, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

11915798
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Sunday August 28, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Woman dies of injuries in Highway 120 accident

08/24/2016

The woman who spent Monday night pinned in an SUV after an ... more

Convicted murderer Thomas Hyatt to remain in prison

08/23/2016

Convicted murderer Thomas Hyatt won’t be getting out of prison anytime soon. ... more

Three rescued from wreck near Yosemite

08/23/2016

Three German tourists were rescued Tuesday from the scene of a crash ... more

Jobs program seeks to help young adults

08/25/2016

Kristina Contreras was 18, a high school dropout, and the mother of ... more