Lake Tahoe

CALIFORNIA - NEVADA


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6,228.46 FEET
5/26/2019
Full Pool: 6,225.0
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Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue waters have seen a stunning improvement in clarity

Los Angeles Times

Date: 5/25/2019 3:50:00 PM

The clarity of Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue water improved dramatically in 2018, a year after the combined forces of historic drought and record-breaking rain resulted in the lake’s lowest visibility

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Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low

YAHOO!

Date: 5/25/2019 11:39:00 AM

The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the

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Winter weather advisory issued for Lake Tahoe; 8 inches of snow possible at higher elevations

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 5/25/2019 9:02:00 AM

Lake Tahoe is in store for another shot of spring snow, with as much as 8 inches potentially accumulating above 7,500 feet. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter weather advisory

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Report: Lake Tahoe clarity improves by over 10 feet in 2018

The Union

Date: 5/24/2019 7:20:00 PM

Lake Tahoe’s renowned clarity experienced a dramatic improvement in 2018 compared to the previous year — a fact researchers attribute to a more mild winter. According to data released by the UC Davis

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Lime scooters available to rent at South Lake Tahoe

KOLO 8 NewsNow

Date: 5/24/2019 5:51:00 PM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (KOLO)--Lime scooters are available for rent in South Lake Tahoe beginning Friday, the company said. It is the third year the company has a presence there. It started with bicycle

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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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