Lake Tahoe

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6,227.22 FEET
8/14/2020
Full Pool: 6,225.0
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Two Dead In Separate Boating Accidents On South Lake Tahoe; Officials See Increase In Water Rescues

YAHOO!

Date: 8/13/2020 11:25:00 PM

Two men are dead after separate boating accidents on the same day in South Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe residents fed up with influx of visitors amid pandemic

KXTV

Date: 8/13/2020 11:19:00 PM

Josh Lease, a 20-year resident, took to Facebook to vent about city officials not handling tourism during a pandemic

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Researchers Blast Algae, Invasive Plants With UV Rays to Keep Lake Tahoe Blue

CBS Boston / WBZ

Date: 8/13/2020 9:58:00 PM

Scientists at Lake Tahoe plan to expand the use of ultraviolet light to kill algae and other invasive plants that eat away at the clarity of the mountain water

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Visitors beware: Rental scam sees uptick in Lake Tahoe area

YAHOO!

Date: 8/13/2020 9:53:00 PM

If you’re planning a last-minute escape from the heat and are looking for a place to rent in Lake Tahoe, beware of a common rental scam that’s seeing an uptick in activity. Get the full story in the

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Ultraviolet algae killer aids bid to help Lake Tahoe clarity

Associated Press on MSN.com

Date: 8/13/2020 9:22:00 PM

Encouraged by three years of experimentation, scientists at Lake Tahoe plan to expand the use of ultraviolet light to kill algae and other invasive plants that eat away at

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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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