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Mass Casualty Crash in South Lake Tahoe Hospitalized Five


Date: 10/20/2018 9:45:00 PM

Five people were taken to the hospital after a two-car crash in South Lake Tahoe Saturday. South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue tells us that one person was airlifted to a Reno hospital and is in critical con

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Four People Hospitalized After Crash in South Lake Tahoe


Date: 10/20/2018 8:49:00 PM

Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crash in South Lake Tahoe Saturday. South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue says Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District helped in the incident. One person was t

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Ski Season is here! (No really!) Here's when every Lake Tahoe resort opens

ABC7 San Francisco

Date: 10/19/2018 6:17:00 PM

Believe it or not, the Northern California ski season is actually here! One Lake Tahoe resort, Mt. Rose, actually opened one run Friday(It's only available to season pass holders... but still!)

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Lake Tahoe’s New ‘Trail’ Reveals a Surprising Underwater History

Date: 10/19/2018 1:00:00 PM

Today, Lake Tahoe is among California’s most iconic tourist destinations. Hikers know the area well for its breathtaking trails with panoramic views of Emerald Bay. However, the area’s real glory days

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Booze meets breakfast cereal at Lake Tahoe restaurant

Reno Gazette-Journal

Date: 10/19/2018 8:35:00 AM

Booze meets breakfast cereal at Lake Tahoe restaurant Cocktails are poured over classic cereals on Saturdays and Sundays at Alpine Union Bar & Kitchen in Hard Rock Hotel & Casinio in South Lake Tahoe

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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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