— The Twin Lakes in Southern California are on the verge of becoming the first in the country to clear a lake in the summer months.
The Tualatin Lakes, the third largest lake in Lake Tahoe, are located in the county’s Central Valley.
Officials said the lake has been cleared about four times in the last three years, mostly by people taking out lawn chairs.
The first lake cleared in July was in February and the second lake cleared the same day in October.
“It’s been a big change for me,” said David Leavitt, a local farmer.
“I’ve been working with my son and my husband and we’re all very pleased.”
Tualatin is home to about 3,200 people.
The lake is home of the Great Basin Fish and Wildlife Refuge and is a popular destination for fishing and camping.
The lake was once the second largest in the state after Lake Tahoes Lake.
Tualati Lake was the second.
The Tualanins Lake was about 60 percent filled and was closed in 2010 after a major drought.