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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How pure is the Lake? The water is 99.994% pure, making it one of the purest large lakes in the world. For comparison, commercially distilled water is 99.998% pure. Tahoe contains roughly 60 parts per million of dissolved matter. Image … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

Where is the Tahoe Basin located and how high is it? The Tahoe Basin straddles the California-Nevada border. The coordinates of the geographic center of the main body of Lake Tahoe are 39° 06’ 30” N and 120° 01’ 51” … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How did the name Tahoe originate and what does it mean? The name Tahoe comes from a mispronunciation of the Washoe Native American name for Lake Tahoe, da ow a ga, which means, “edge of the lake.” Fact credit: TahoeFacts.com

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

Why is Lake Tahoe called the “Lake of the Sky?” The water surface of Lake Tahoe sits at an average elevation of 6,225.1 ft or 1.2 miles above sea level. This creates the metaphorical and poetic name, “Lake of the … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe Friday fact

How did Lake Tahoe form? About 3 to 3.5 million years ago, a system of north-south trending faults (fractures in the earth’s crust) began moving. The upward movement of the surrounding mountains and the downward fall of the valley bottom … Continue reading

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Considerations when purchasing a home at Lake Tahoe

TRPA, HOAs, CCRs — these are some of the things Cassell von Baeyer, Attorney/Partner at Incline Law Group, LLP, addresses in her recently published LinkedIn piece Things to consider when buying property at Tahoe. If you are considering purchasing a … Continue reading

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“36 Hours in Lake Tahoe”

Each week the New York Times produces a video series called “36 hours in…”, where they shoot on location at a premier destination somewhere in the world. This week they released “36 Hours in Lake Tahoe”. [Note: the video is … Continue reading

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2013: the year of Reno Tahoe USA

Frequent readers of this blog know that I post news of whenever Reno, Nevada and/or the surrounding area makes a top-ten list from a third-party publication. [In fact, I did so earlier this week with Reno one of the top-ten … Continue reading

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