Lake Tahoe

CALIFORNIA - NEVADA


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6,226.80 FEET
12/12/2018
Full Pool: 6,225.0
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South Lake Tahoe Winter Homeless Shelter Opening Early

U.S. News & World Report

Date: 12/11/2018 9:50:00 PM

Colder than usual weather has prompted the early opening of a seasonal homeless shelter on Lake Tahoe's south shore. Dec. 12, 2018, at 12:38 a.m. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Colder than usual weat

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Tom Cruise reportedly in South Lake Tahoe filming ‘Top Gun’ sequel

kcra.com

Date: 12/11/2018 7:52:00 PM

WEBVTT TO FIND OUT WHAT ALL THE EXCITEMENT IS ABOUT. VICKI: WE’RE HEADING TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE TO CHECK OUT A RUMOR. SOME BIG-NAME ACTOR KNOWN FOR SOME PRETTY ICONIC BLOCKBUSTER FILMS IS APPARENTLY FIL

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First responders' quick thinking saves life of dog that fell 5 stories in South Lake Tahoe

KRNV News 4

Date: 12/11/2018 5:27:00 PM

First responders' quick thinking made an already tragic event a little more hopeful over the weekend in South Lake Tahoe. A spokesperson with the City of South Lake Tahoe said Tuesday that two

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Lake Tahoe Backcountry Skier Airlifted After Falling More Than 200 Feet

The Inertia

Date: 12/11/2018 1:52:00 PM

A Lake Tahoe, California backcountry skier was airlifted to a Reno, Nevada hospital after taking a giant fall that rescuers estimate was somewhere between 200 and 300 feet. The skier was riding in a r

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Helicopter rescues injured skier south of Lake Tahoe

sfgate.com

Date: 12/10/2018 6:58:00 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — California sheriff's deputies and a helicopter helped rescue an injured skier in a remote mountain area south of Lake Tahoe over the weekend. KTVN-TV in Reno reports El Dorado County

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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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