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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

Does Lake Tahoe ever freeze? The main body of Lake Tahoe does not freeze. The stored heat in the Lake’s massive amount of water compared to its relative surface area prevents the Lake from reaching freezing temperature under the prevailing … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How cold is Lake Tahoe? Below an average depth of 900 ft, water temperature is a near constant 41 °F. Over the last 10 years, monthly surface water temperature averaged 41.9 °F at its coldest in February and 65.7 °F … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

What is the weather like? During the winter months, the average high air temperature is in the mid-40s °F and the average low is in the mid to high-20s °F. In the summer months, the average highs are in the … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

Where does all the water go? About one-third of the water flows into the Truckee River through the dam at Tahoe City for downstream use with any remaining water flowing 140 miles to the river terminus at Pyramid Lake. The … Continue reading

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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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