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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

Where does the water come from? Rain and snow melt runoff from 63 tributaries in the 312 square-mile watershed adds 65% of the water. Another 35% falls as precipitation directly on the Lake. Typically, 212 billion gallons of water enter … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How does Lake Tahoe compare to other world lakes? Tahoe is the second largest lake in the world at or above this elevation. By volume, it is the 31st largest lake overall and the 11th deepest lake in the world. … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How old is Lake Tahoe?” Lake Tahoe is over 2-3 million years old. Tahoe is considered an ancient lake and is counted among the 20 oldest lakes in the world. Fact credit: TahoeFacts.com

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How much water is in Lake Tahoe? The Lake holds about 39 trillion gallons of water, enough to cover the state of California to a depth of 14½ inches. A dam at Tahoe City on the Lake’s outlet regulates the … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How deep is Lake Tahoe? A maximum depth of 1,645 feet in Crystal Bay makes Tahoe the second deepest lake in the USA, third deepest in North America and 11th deepest in the world. The elevation of Carson City, Nevada … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How large is Lake Tahoe? The maximum length of the Lake is 21.2 miles (north to south) and the maximum width is 11.9 miles (east to west). The surface area is 191 square miles (122,200 acres). The shoreline length is … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How clear is the water and why? Clarity is determined by measuring the water depth at which an 8-inch diameter white disk disappears from view. The Lake owes it extraordinary natural clarity mainly to its exceptional depth and volume, a … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

Why does Lake Tahoe appear to have different colors? As light penetrates the Lake, water molecules absorb various colors. Fine particles and the exceptional clarity allow backscattering of the predominating light color toward the eye of an observer. The lake … Continue reading

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