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6,227.67 FEET
7/12/2020
Full Pool: 6,225.0
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Thomas seizes control at Muirfield Village; Curry 11th at Lake Tahoe

SFGate

Date: 7/12/2020 1:12:00 AM

Justin Thomas kept another clean card at Muirfield Village and had a 6-under 66 to turn a three-shot deficit into a two-shot lead Saturday in the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio. Thomas ran off a

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Lake Tahoe sees rise in coronavirus linked to influx of tourism

Sacramento Bee

Date: 7/11/2020 10:48:00 PM

Hundreds flocked to the shores of Lake Tahoe at Camp Richardson on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in South Lake Tahoe. El Dorado County officials have linked an alarming rise in coronavirus cases in the

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Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce Spotted at Casino in Lake Tahoe on Video

Bleacher Report

Date: 7/11/2020 1:05:00 PM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce were spotted at a casino in Lake Tahoe on the border of California and Nevada on Thursday night shortly

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Celebrating 'Charles Barkley day' in Lake Tahoe

Golf Channel

Date: 7/11/2020 12:46:00 PM

Charles Barkley talks with Damon Hack about the importance of giving back at the American Century Championship

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Steph Curry honors Breonna Taylor on shoes at Lake Tahoe golf tournament

NBC Sports

Date: 7/10/2020 4:35:00 PM

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot and killed by Louisville police executing a search warrant on March 13. Nearly four months later, the three police officers involved in Taylor's

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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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