Lake Tahoe Is Currently at Its Lowest Level Since 2017

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Credit: Tahoe Fund

The water level of Lake Tahoe is at 6,225.08 feet, the lowest that the lake has been since early 2017.

The lack of snow and precipitation this year means that the basin will be dry, and the lake is going to remain low.

Along with the increase in beach space comes the dangers of wildfires.

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Squaw Valley ski resort on Lake Tahoe received just 306″ of fresh snow last winter, way below the average of 400″.

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts:

  • 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.
  • Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, and at 122,160,280 acre·ft (150,682,490 dam3), only the five Great Lakes are larger by volume in the United States.
  • Its depth is 1,645 ft, making it the second deepest in the United States after Crater Lake in Oregon (1,945 ft).
  • Lake Tahoe is over two million years old. As a result, Tahoe is considered an ancient lake and is counted among the twenty oldest lakes in the world.
  • The amount of water that evaporates from the Lake each day (330 million gallons) could supply a city the size of Los Angeles for five years.
  • If you were to pour Lake Tahoe out onto an area the size of California, the water would be 14 inches (36 cm) deep.
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Current California drought status. Credit: USDA

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One thought on “Lake Tahoe Is Currently at Its Lowest Level Since 2017

  1. Isn’t!

    As the truckee river dam gates have been flowing open for months now.
    That water from Lake Tahoe as it is a bi-state federally mandated water resourse, flows past Reno NV etc and into Pyramid lake where it typically will evaporate due to summer heat.
    And wonder why pubic boat launch ramps at Tahoe are closed?
    Not very smart

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