The new year has been off to a very busy start, with storm after storm bringing much needed rain and snowfall across the region. This morning we published the storm total rainfall amounts for a very impressive atmospheric river event around the region, but how much has Lake Tahoe risen as a result of all that rain and high elevation snow this year?
Overall, since January 1st, the lake has risen nearly a foot! In terms of volume, that translates to an increase of about 103,200 acre-feet, or an increase of roughly 33.6 billion gallons of water! For reference, an average household of four people uses 1 acre/foot of water per year.