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Carson City weather: Valley rain through Monday with snow in the Sierra

Carson Now

Date: 3/27/2017 1:04:00 AM

For the Sierra, even though accumulations will be considerably lower compared to what the Lake Tahoe region has experienced over the past three months, there may be enough of it to cause travel disruptions for the Monday morning commute with icy and slick

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Lake Tahoe area ski and weather news: The Mountain Resort Report©

Date: 3/27/2017 12:59:00 AM

Good morning skiers and riders! If you’re visiting, welcome to Lake Tahoe! Today is Sunday, March 26. Shaping up to be a Sunday Funday to hit the slopes with Winter Snow Conditions… Chance of Snow & possibly Rain in the Afternoon… Dress with a

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Orangevale Man Receives 40-Year Prison Sentence In Vallejo Kidnapping Case

The Oak Ridge Observer

Date: 3/26/2017 8:37:00 PM

He then put the woman into the trunk of a auto and drove her to his home in South Lake Tahoe, where he held her hostage for two days. During and after the kidnapping, Muller used an anonymous email address to send messages to a San Francisco reporter

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Roof of South Lake Tahoe home collapses due to heavy snow

News 4

Date: 3/26/2017 7:57:00 PM

With more wet weather in the forecast, Tahoe fire officials are warning people to keep up with maintenance and remember to remove the snow from their roofs to prevent them from collapsing. Lake Valley Fire Protection responded to a call on March 22

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LTUSD board agenda — raises, accreditation

Date: 3/26/2017 2:50:00 PM

Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s board of education on Tuesday is expected to give all employees a 2 percent raise. The raise is for the current school year and would be retroactive to Jan. 1. Also part of the contract agreement is for the district

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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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