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Forest Service offers tips for safe 2017 Memorial Day weekend at Lake Tahoe and Sierra

Carson Now

Date: 5/27/2017 1:09:00 AM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Here's some important information for residents and visitors to keep in mind this Memorial Day weekend at Lake Tahoe. Warm temperatures have accelerated melting of our tremendous snowpack, streams and rivers will be cold, swift

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Visitors Plan for Ski Resorts and Lake Tahoe during the Holiday


Date: 5/27/2017 12:55:00 AM

Memorial Day weekend marks the latest Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has ever stayed open during a season, passing the previous mark of May 8th in 2016. Mike Pierce, Director of Marketing, says the long season has been a result of demand from skiers because of all the

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Nevada hero honored with memorial plaque at Lake Tahoe

Date: 5/27/2017 12:39:00 AM

Nevada Veteran Bob Wheeler was a beloved member of the Incline Village community who also served in Vietnam as a Chief Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force.Wheeler passed away in September, 2015 and was laid to rest in May, 2016 at Arlington National

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North Lake Tahoe: Summer Kick-Off

NBC Bay Area

Date: 5/26/2017 10:10:00 PM

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, while not technically nor on-the-calendar-ly a part of summertime, serves as the start of the summer season in many corners of California. One of those corners happens to rock some spectacular shoreline, and an abundance of

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South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue

Date: 5/26/2017 8:28:00 PM

The following are incidents the South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue department responded to 71 calls from May 19-25, 2017. 07:43 - 600 block of Tahoe Island Dr - EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 08:44 - 1000 block of Martin Ave - EMS call

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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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