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South Lake Tahoe Residents Split on Vacation Rental Ban Initiative

FOX40 News

Date: 6/19/2018 6:56:00 PM

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- Party houses in South Lake Tahoe are a problem that many are fed up with. "There’s things worse than bachelor parties going on in some of these houses. I won’t even go into it," said Jerry Goodman with the Tahoe Neighborhoods Group

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South Lake Tahoe police seek vehicle in connection with homicide

The Sacramento Bee

Date: 6/19/2018 6:45:00 PM

South Lake Tahoe police are searching for a car that was seen leaving the scene of a recent homicide, the department said Tuesday. Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a light-colored Pontiac Aztec that drove away from the 3600 block of

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DART Program Starting In South Lake Tahoe Area


Date: 6/18/2018 10:27:00 PM

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue (SLTFR) will be partnering with the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for their Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) program. Trailers, cages, fencing and other resources will be transitioned to SLTFR before the end of June 2018

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June Is Prime Wildflower Time at Lake Tahoe

NBC Los Angeles

Date: 6/18/2018 10:17:00 PM

WHERE SHOULD YOU GO... to get your flower-focused longings met? You can waltz through the local market, the one with all of the baby-breath'd bouquets, if you need to find some blooms to admire. (And, no, waltzing isn't required, but finding delight in the

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WATCH: Bear breaks into Lake Tahoe home through window

KRON4 News

Date: 6/18/2018

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (WCMH) - - A California couple is cleaning up the mess after an intruder broke into their home for the second time in a year. They know who the perpetrator is, but the law won’t protect them in this case because the intruder was

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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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