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Kennedy Wilson Sells the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for $120 Million


Date: 1/16/2019 11:40:00 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) announced today the sale of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for $120 million. In December, the

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As Major Urban Real Estate Markets Cool, Lake Tahoe’s Resort Markets Thrive


Date: 1/16/2019 1:58:00 PM

2018 was a good year for Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the surrounding area real estate market. While major urban and suburban markets experienced a cool down fueled by buyer price exhaustion and supply fac

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South Lake Tahoe man charged with murder after allegedly beating his roommate with firewood

Reno Gazette-Journal

Date: 1/16/2019 1:35:00 PM

A 71-year-old South Lake Tahoe man is in El Dorado County Jail on murder charges after he allegedly killed his roommate with a piece of firewood, according to a release from the South Lake Tahoe Polic

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South Lake Tahoe man accused of killing roommate with firewood

KOLO 8 NewsNow

Date: 1/16/2019 12:32:00 PM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KOLO) - South Lake Tahoe Police have arrested a 71-year-old man accused of killing his roommate. Officers responded to a home on Carson Avenue January 13, 2019, for a report

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Blizzard warning in effect for the Sierras and Lake Tahoe


Date: 1/16/2019 11:52:00 AM

Any and all traveling to the mountain ranges of the Sierra or Lake Tahoe is strongly discouraged, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), in light of a blizzard warning now in effect from

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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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