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6 burger spots to try around Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 3/23/2019 12:08:00 AM

With all of the recent storms, this is the perfect time to kick back and warm up with a sizzling hot ol' fashioned burger. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly experience or to go all out, we

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City finds problems at South Lake Tahoe apartments

KOLO 8 NewsNow

Date: 3/22/2019 7:47:00 PM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KOLO)--A reinspection of a South Lake Tahoe apartment complex Friday showed several problems, including a faulty water heater that raised carbon dioxide to an unsafe level

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Cheech & Chong light up Lake Tahoe at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa


Date: 3/22/2019 5:54:00 PM

Legendary comedy duo Cheech & Chong return to Tahoe this weekend, and you're not going to want to pass on this show. For more than 40 years Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been making people laugh

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Funding still lacking for future Lake Tahoe transit

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 3/22/2019 10:09:00 AM

A growing number of residents and visitors in the Tahoe Basin continues to be a driving factor for transit projects in the region geared to get fewer vehicles on the road. "While we can all handle a

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Lake Tahoe in Sac? The Cabin goes for full rustic feel

Date: 3/20/2019 12:44:00 PM

Antlers, axes, taxidermy ornaments and wood -- everywhere.You wouldn’t expect this to come from a bar in Sacramento, but a Tahoe feel is what the owners of The Cabin are going for.The bar opened early

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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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