Lake Tahoe – Largest physical rise in recorded history

The Lake Tahoe Basin received 10 more inches of precipitation this year than any year in recorded history, going back to 1910.

Lake Tahoe’s natural rim is at 6,223 feet above sea level, and can store an additional 6.1 feet, rising to 6,229 feet at full capacity. The only outlet, a dam at Tahoe City, regulates the upper 6.1 feet and this winter water is being released into the Truckee River as billions of gallons flow into the lake.

If Tahoe reaches full capacity, as U.S. District Court Water Master Chad Blanchard expects the lake to do at the end of July, it would be its largest physical rise in recorded history going back to 1900.

1 thought on “Lake Tahoe – Largest physical rise in recorded history

  1. excellent news for all who rely on the supply
    waiting for some greentard to scream the rising waters drowned some rare weed now.

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