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Former Interior Secretary Babbitt to deliver keynote address at 2017 Lake Tahoe Summit

Sierra Sun

Date: 8/19/2017 11:06:00 PM

The 21st annual Lake Tahoe Summit will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The event, which examines successful environmental restoration projects and ways to address new challenges facing Lake Tahoe, will take place at the Tallac Historic Site. A key focus of

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

Date: 8/19/2017 10:33:00 AM

· Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe’s 47th annual Evening of Food, Wine, & Beer Tasting and Competition is Nov. 10 from 6-9pm at MontBleu in Stateline. This year’s event will include a best brewery competition. The theme is Hat’s Off to You

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South Lake Tahoe man sentenced to 56 months in prison

Date: 8/19/2017 12:40:00 AM

South Lake Tahoe resident Larry Martinez Guzman, aka Larry Guzman-Martinez, 33, was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months in state prison after pleading no contest to the charges of felony driving under the influence causing injury, felony assault, and hit and

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Lake Tahoe AleWorX Brings Adventure to the Taproom With Self-Serve Draft Beer

IT Business Net

Date: 8/18/2017 5:38:00 PM

Lovers of Lake Tahoe, craft beer and the latest technology have a new go-to brewery for their craft beer adventures. Lake Tahoe AleWorX, South Lake Tahoe's newest gastrobrewery, is adding a high-tech touch to the craft beer experience with self-serve draft

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

Date: 8/18/2017 4:19:00 PM

· South Lake Tahoe wants people to take this one-question survey about dogs in the city’s parks. · Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop Sept. 20 from noon-1pm about marijuana in the workplace. It will be at the Stateline office

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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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