Lake Tahoe

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6,227.88 FEET
2/25/2018
Full Pool: 6,225.0
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Lake Tahoe resort creating plan to adapt to low-snow seasons

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 2/24/2018 10:13:00 AM

RENO — A Lake Tahoe ski resort is developing a plan to improve skiing during low-snow seasons by removing boulders and trees from several runs. Heavenly Mountain Resort’s plan calls for widening a dozen trails and removing potentially hundreds or even

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Rescue team locates 2 skiers in South Lake Tahoe area

The Mercury News

Date: 2/23/2018 1:04:00 PM

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. MINDEN, Nev. — Law enforcement authorities in northern Nevada say two skiers have been rescued in the area around the border with

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Nevada rescue team locates 2 skiers in South Lake Tahoe area

Associated Press

Date: 2/23/2018 12:36:00 PM

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) -- Law enforcement authorities in northern Nevada say two skiers have been rescued in the area around the border with California. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the men contacted emergency officials around 5 p.m. Thursday and

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Nevada Rescue Team Locates 2 Skiers in South Lake Tahoe Area

U.S. News & World Report

Date: 2/23/2018 12:30:00 PM

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in northern Nevada say two skiers have been rescued in the area around the border with California. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the men contacted emergency officials around 5 p.m. Thursday and

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Hundreds of trees may be removed to make skiing easier at S. Lake Tahoe ski resort

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Date: 2/22/2018 5:34:00 PM

A Lake Tahoe ski resort wants to make some of their runs easier in this low snow season. Heavenly Mountain Resort straddles the California-Nevada line in South Lake Tahoe. They plan to widen a dozen trails, and potentially remove hundreds of trees and

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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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