Amid drought conditions across the Sierra Nevada, the Lake Tahoe water level is now less than two feet above its natural rim of 6,223 feet.
Tahoe’s water typically gets a boost from spring snowmelt, but this year snowpack was virtually melted by May 11 when Tahoe’s snowpack was only 2% of average.
The Lake has not been this low since January of 2017.
Lake Tahoe is the largest Alpine lake in North America. It is 1,645 feet deep, 22 miles long and 12 miles wide. It is the second deepest lake in America, next to Crater Lake in Oregon, and its shoreline is 75 miles long. It is known around the world for its famed water clarity, eliciting awe from millions of visitors each year.