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6,228.89 FEET
5/21/2018
Full Pool: 6,225.0
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California ballot measures could send funds to Lake Tahoe

ABC30 Action News

Date: 5/20/2018 7:42:00 PM

Voters in California could approve spending $127 million for projects in Lake Tahoe through a series of ballot measures this year. A portion of the money from the two ballot measures totaling $13 billion could go toward helping make Lake Tahoe and the

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Amgen Tour Cyclists Make Their Way to South Lake Tahoe from Folsom

FOX40 News

Date: 5/18/2018 7:49:00 PM

"The course is going to be one of the most challenging," Amgen Tour of California President Kristin Klein said. Seventeen cycling teams took off from Folsom Friday morning to embark on their 122 mile race up to South Lake Tahoe. "But there's just going to

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Lake Tahoe plays host to women’s Stage 2 of Tour of California

kcra.com

Date: 5/18/2018 1:13:00 PM

WEBVTT AT THEIR RACE. MICHELLE: LISA, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE IN SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. I DITCHED THE JACKET AND HAVE GOT THE SHADES ON. OF COURSE, THIS IS THE HOME OF THE START AND FINISH OF THE WOMEN’S RACE OF THE TOUR OF CALIFORNIA. HERE’S THE SCENE

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Tour this $10.9 million Lake Tahoe waterfront mansion on the market

The Sacramento Bee

Date: 5/18/2018 10:59:00 AM

A Lake Tahoe waterfront property in the tony Nevada-side enclave Glenbrook recently hit the market for $10.9 million. The exterior and grounds of the 5,385-square-foot home offer panoramic views from of granite outcroppings, the crystal blue waters of Lake

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Boil Water Notice Issued For Some Communities North Of South Lake Tahoe

CBS Sacramento

Date: 5/18/2018 10:18:00 AM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) – A northwestern Nevada county has issued a boil water notice for the Cave Rock area and other nearby communities. Douglas County Public Works says the order is due to a computer crash at the Cave Rock water treatment plant and

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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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