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South Lake Tahoe Drug Take Back Day during Earth Day on Saturday

South Lake Tahoe

Date: 4/23/2019 11:40:00 PM

It is National Drug Take Back Day on April 27 which also happens to be the Earth Day celebration in South Lake Tahoe, so why not combine the two events? The South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition and

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South Lake Tahoe to spend almost $3M on new snow removal equipment

South Lake Tahoe

Date: 4/23/2019 11:31:00 PM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - With about $8 million in unassigned General Fund reserves, the South Lake Tahoe City Council voted last week to spend about $2.5 million for the replacement of four

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Rock icon David Coverdale lists Lake Tahoe retreat with sweet views, good vibes

The Seattle Times

Date: 4/23/2019 4:24:00 PM

It’s the end of the tour in Lake Tahoe for David Coverdale. The rock icon of Deep Purple and Whitesnake fame has listed his estate in the area after decades of ownership for $9.85 million. Found in

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Caltrans hosting meeting on upcoming projects in South Lake Tahoe area

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 4/23/2019 6:18:00 AM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — This coming construction season is setting up to be busy one on the California side of South Shore. In an effort to better inform the public, Caltrans is hosting a public

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Opening dates for 2019 for Lake Tahoe beaches, campgrounds and day use areas

Reno Gazette-Journal

Date: 4/23/2019 6:07:00 AM

Opening dates for 2019 for Lake Tahoe beaches, campgrounds and day use areas Forest Service announces 2019 dates for numerous recreation areas around lake Check out this story on

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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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