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Day of the Young Child in South Lake Tahoe Saturday

South Lake Tahoe

Date: 3/22/2018 9:07:00 PM

Choices for Children, in partnership with the City of South Lake Tahoe, are presenting Day of the Young Child on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m at the SLT Recreation & Swim Complex. This is a free and family friendly event with a day full

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Two Roads Hospitality Announces Management Of The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa

Hotel Interactive Network

Date: 3/22/2018 8:15:00 AM

DENVER–-Two Roads Hospitality, the international lifestyle company featuring an unrivaled collection of truly individual hotels, resorts and vacation residences, has assumed management of The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa, the region’s boutique

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Wet Weather Prompts Lake Tahoe Snow, Avalanche Warnings

U.S. News & World Report

Date: 3/22/2018 8:05:00 AM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A winter storm warning is in effect in the Sierra Nevada around Lake Tahoe as wet weather sweeps in from California. The National Weather Service is predicting rain Thursday in the Reno area, and the Reno Gazette Journal reports that

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Lake Tahoe House Lets You Ski From Deck to Town

Mansion Global

Date: 3/22/2018 4:06:00 AM

This cozy modern house near Lake Tahoe is cantilevered over a ski run in the Mountainside at Northstar resort and residential community. “We’re a master planned community with a neighborhood feel,” said Ron Barnes, senior strategist for Mountainside

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Letter: South Lake Tahoe community benefited by many service clubs

South Lake Tahoe

Date: 3/21/2018 1:02:00 PM

This letter was sent to South Tahoe Now. We will be running all three "Letters to the Editor" received at the same time. To the community, We live in a remarkable community where there are several active service organizations, all working to better the

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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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