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Final weekend of operations for most Lake Tahoe resorts

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 4/19/2019 11:37:00 AM

For most Lake Tahoe ski resorts, this weekend will be the final one of the 2018-19 season. With Easter aligning with the end of the season, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Diamond Peak

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Forest Service seeks input on forest thinning in power line corridors at Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 4/19/2019 10:16:00 AM

In an effort to reduce the risk of forest fires, the Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Liberty Utilities are considering a thinning project along power line corridors on

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Celebrate Earth Day in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe

Date: 4/19/2019 6:59:00 AM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - A full day of earth-friendly events and activities returns to South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bijou Community Park, located at

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SWAT call at Lake Tahoe estate determined to be ‘swatting’ prank

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 4/18/2019 9:41:00 PM

A 911 call that prompted a response from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team on Thursday was determined to be a case of “swatting.” Dispatchers received a call at 6:43

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Sheriff: No One Home at Lake Tahoe Estate in ‘Swatting’ Case

FOX40 News

Date: 4/18/2019 3:10:00 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a call about a pregnant 13-year-old girl being held at gunpoint by her father in a Lake Tahoe shoreline estate turned out to be a hoax telephoned through 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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