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U.S. Soccer presidential hopefuls will make case to key constituency in Lake Tahoe

Soccer America

Date: 10/20/2017 12:47:00 AM

Incline Village, on the Nevada side of North Lake Tahoe, will be the place to be for soccer politics this weekend as the U.S. Adult Soccer Association holds its annual mid-year conference. The organization holds more than 25 percent of the vote in U.S

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'Hey Big Boy' Deputy Scares Off Bear Window Shopping in Lake Tahoe

NBC Bay Area

Date: 10/19/2017 4:45:00 PM

A very large bear-about-town was spotted peering into shop windows in a California tourist community on Lake Tahoe. The Placer County Sheriff's Office posted video on its Facebook page of the four-pawed prowler early Wednesday. In it, Deputy Don Nevins

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VIDEO: Large black bear wanders down sidewalk near Lake Tahoe


Date: 10/19/2017 4:10:00 PM

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office shared a video Wednesday of a large black bear wandering the streets of Kings Beach. The video shows the bear walking down the sidewalk looking into the windows of businesses in the town

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99-foot rope swing over Lake Tahoe tests mettle of daredevils; video

Date: 10/19/2017 3:46:00 PM

The idea was to recreate the 99-foot rope swing pro skier Mike Wilson built in 2010 at Lake Tahoe, attempt insane backflips into the crystal-clear water and not get killed in the process. Fortunately, the execution of the idea was pulled off in stunning

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4 Lake Tahoe bears under quarantine after testing positive for rare virus

Yahoo News

Date: 10/19/2017 2:58:00 PM

Four Lake Tahoe cubs are under quarantine after testing positive for a rare virus that is believed to have already killed two other cubs

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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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