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Massive California fire sends smoke all the way to Idaho while choking Yosemite and Lake Tahoe

Los Angeles Times

Date: 7/21/2017 7:36:00 PM

Churning columns of smoke from a massive Central Valley fire are creating a haunting landscape from Yosemite National Park to Lake Tahoe. The smoke plume extends north from Mariposa County into the Sierra and neighboring Nevada, according to the National

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A closer look inside Lake Tahoe's $75M Mansion up for sale

Date: 7/21/2017 6:46:00 PM

Yes, $75 million! That’s the asking price for Lake Tahoe most expensive real estate listing. The 16,232 square foot mansion is built on a cliffside near Crystal Bay, Nevada. The home has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 13 fireplaces. Stuart and Geri

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

Date: 7/21/2017 3:54:00 PM

· Go online for the latest updates on the Fanny Bridge project in Tahoe City. · Fourteen artists were selected to use the steel from the old Bay Bridge. One creation will be a miniature train station in Truckee. · Former women’s bantamweight champion

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8 outdoor adventures off Lake Tahoe

Date: 7/21/2017 3:34:00 PM

I know, I know, Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places to visit in America, and here I am telling you what to do away from it. But go to Lake Tahoe one weekend summer afternoon, like Fourth of July weekend, and you’ll see why one of the most

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Lake Tahoe home seeks a whopping $75 million


Date: 7/21/2017 2:38:00 PM

Way over in Lake Tahoe, a new construction, christened Crystal Pointe, nestled above the titular lake, is on the market. And it’s asking a crisp $75 million. What does such a price afford one these days? A lot. In addition to a total 16,232 square feet

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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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