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Measure T lawsuit narrows to Collin v. SLT

Date: 12/2/2016 8:59:00 PM

There is now only one defendant in the case initiated by South Lake Tahoe City Councilman-elect Jason Collin in regards to the loop road. This is the strategy concocted by Collin’s attorney. “He said since the measure passed, it is the appropriate

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Fall snow, rains have 'satisfied the drought debt' in Northern Sierra Nevada, climatologist says

Los Angeles Times

Date: 12/2/2016 8:46:00 PM

At Heavenly Ski Resort, thousands of feet up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the heavy snowfall around Lake Tahoe forced the lodge to close its small roller coaster due to poor visibility this week. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, concerns over dry

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Zawadisha's annual Holiday Bazaar Saturday in South Lake Tahoe

Date: 12/2/2016 7:31:00 PM

Zawadisha's annual Holiday Bazaar returns this holiday season on Saturday, December 3 at the Blue Angel Cafe in South Lake Tahoe from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Knock out some of your holiday shopping while adding meaning to your gift by not only shopping

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Stanford’s Haase figures he’ll be ‘emotional’ in return to KU

The Wichita Eagle Kansas

Date: 12/2/2016 5:55:00 PM

He’s No. 32 on KU’s career scoring list, No. 18 in career assists and No. 11 in steals and threes made. The gritty South Lake Tahoe, Calif., native, who played much of his senior season with a broken wrist, figures to receive a thunderous ovation from

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26 Ways That Skiing Gets Better This Season

New York Times

Date: 12/2/2016 3:04:00 PM

Amenities include rooftop heated pools and a 10-treatment-room spa (from 169 Canadian dollars, about $126). In South Lake Tahoe, Calif., the new Hotel Becket from Joie de Vivre Hotels joins two existing properties into one 167-room inn across the street

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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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