Lake Tahoe

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6,229.03 FEET
7/19/2019
Full Pool: 6,225.0
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Bear Walks Into South Lake Tahoe City Hall

CBS Boston / WBZ

Date: 7/18/2019 11:03:00 PM

Wednesday evening two retired childhood friends had a chance encounter with a black bear at the South Lake Tahoe city hall. (7/18/19)

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Bear strolls into South Lake Tahoe City Hall

KRON4

Date: 7/18/2019 10:16:00 PM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (KRON) — Is there anything more Lake Tahoe than this? The City of South Lake Tahoe shared photos on Facebook Thursday of a bear that wandered into City Hall. The bear walked in to the

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Catch Lake Tahoe scenes in the new, surprise trailer for 'Top Gun: Maverick'

SFGate

Date: 7/18/2019 9:04:00 PM

San Diego Comic-Con is annually and predictably a lightning rod for A-list celebs and actors, but no one in Southern California foresaw an unannounced appearance by Maverick himself, Tom Cruise. As

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Army veteran from San Francisco Bay drowns at Lake Tahoe

StamfordAdvocate

Date: 7/18/2019 5:46:00 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 34-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man who drowned at Lake Tahoe as a U.S. Army veteran who worked as a correctional officer for the San Mateo County

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Bear wanders into City Hall in South Lake Tahoe

KCRA

Date: 7/18/2019 4:18:00 PM

FIRST, THIS IS KCRA 3 NEWS AT 4:00 A.M. TONI: GOOD MORNING. IT’S THURSDAY, JULY 18. I’M TONI VALLIERE. TY: AND I’M TY STEELE. HERE’S A LOOK AT OUR BIG STORIES TODAY. A WOMAN CLAIMED SHE WAS DRUGGED AT

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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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