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NHP to release more information on fatal Round Hill crash near South Lake Tahoe

Reno Gazette-Journal

Date: 6/15/2019 4:53:00 PM

NHP to release more information on fatal Round Hill crash near South Lake Tahoe NHP is expected to release more information n the Round Hill crash that killed one driver and led to a DUI arrest. Check

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2 women accused of stealing dinghy at Lake Tahoe


Date: 6/14/2019 10:52:00 PM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Two women are accused of stealing a dinghy and taking it for a joyride on Lake Tahoe. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s office, the dinghy's owner spotted 20-year-old

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MedMen appeals city of South Lake Tahoe cannabis business evaluations

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 6/14/2019 8:58:00 PM

A cannabis business that fell short in the application process to operate a retail store in the city is contesting the results, arguing the selection process was unfair and the top three finalists

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Sheriff: Suspected thieves take boat for joy ride on Lake Tahoe

KRON4 News

Date: 6/14/2019 7:38:00 PM

LAKE TAHOE (KRON) -- Two young women were arrested Wednesday after authorities say they stole a boat that didn't belong to them and went on a "joy ride" on Lake Tahoe. According to the Placer County

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Sheriff: Intoxicated Women Steal Dinghy On Lake Tahoe

CBS Local

Date: 6/14/2019 6:30:00 PM

LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — It’s not your typical joyride on Lake Tahoe. (credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office) Two women, one 19 and the other 20, are facing grand theft charges after stealing a

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• River: Truckee River
• Length: 72 Miles
• Surface Area: 123,520 Acres
• Volume: 122,160,280 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 325 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 989 Feet
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the second-deepest in the United States (the deepest is Crater Lake in Oregon at 1,945 ft (593 m), 300 ft (91 m) deeper). Additionally, Lake Tahoe is listed as the 27th largest lake by volume in the world at 122,160,280 acre·ft.
The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe. More than 75% of the lake's watershed is national forest land, comprising the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service.
Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City, and Sacramento.

Lake Tahoe is fed by 63 tributaries, which drain an area about the same size as the lake; half the water entering the lake is rain falling directly on it.
The Truckee River is the lake's only outlet. The Truckee flows northeast through Reno, Nevada, and into Pyramid Lake, Nevada, which has no outlet. Only one third of the water that leaves the lake leaves via the Truckee, however; the rest evaporates from the lake's vast surface.
The flow of the Truckee River and the height of the lake are controlled by a dam at the outlet.
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