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When skiing is sheer bliss

The Bulletin

Date: 9/25/2016 12:19:00 AM

including Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows (now merged) on the north shore, spoiled the skiing altogether. By early March, the winter season seemed to be over. Until late March, when a series of blizzards dumped record-setting

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Donald Trump threatens to seat Bill Clinton's ex-mistress Gennifer Flowers next to ‘dopey’ Mark Cuban at presidential debate

New York Daily News

Date: 9/24/2016 10:05:00 PM

"Saw @mcuban try to hit a ball in Lake Tahoe while I played in tournament- he's got no talent or strength!!!!" Trump tweeted in 2014. Cuban stepped up with Twitter insults against Trump this year after endorsing Trump's rival. He has continually taunted

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South Lake Tahoe council candidate among injured in fatal RV crash

KOLO 8 NewsNow

Date: 9/24/2016 8:42:00 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A South Lake Tahoe City Council candidate is among four people injured in a Douglas County crash that has left a woman dead. The Nevada Highway Patrol Tweeted this photograph of the crash on Kingsbury Grade. The Nevada Highway Patrol says

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South Lake Tahoe Tiger Team cleans up old Zehren's Nursery

Date: 9/24/2016 11:22:00 AM

Several different agencies that are part of the Tiger Team have come together to clean up the property of the former Zehren's Nursery on the corner of Pioneer Trail and Ski Run Blvd in South Lake Tahoe. The Tiger Team, a program started by the City in

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Midwest travel agency names Lake Tahoe favorite destination

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Date: 9/24/2016 10:37:00 AM

Kansas-based Global Connections Inc. (GCI), a pioneer in the travel club industry, has announced that the members of Global Discovery Vacations have selected Lake Tahoe as their favorite destination. What is even more surprising is the method they used to

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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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