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WHY IS LAKE TAHOE BLUE?

All the colors of the sky and landscape are reflected in Lake Tahoe—the bottom of the Lake adds shades to the blue, sand re- flects as light blue, rock and drop canyons reflect as virtually black.

 

AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL

Lake level = 125 inches = 300-500 inches

 

DIMENSIONS

22 miles long

12 miles wide

 

ELEVATION AT LAKE LEVEL

6,229 Feet

 

FEBRUARY AVERAGE WATER TEMP
40° – 50°

 

AUGUST AVERAGE WATER TEMP
65° – 70°

 

GREATEST DEPTH 

1,645 Fee

 

10th DEEPEST LAKE IN THE WORLD

 

AVERAGE DEPTH 

1,000 Feet

 

CONSTANT WATER TEMPERATURE

39° below 600-700 Feet

 

SHORELINE

72 miles around

 

DEEPEST SHORELINE ON LAKE

Rubicon Point - The lake drops 1,400 feet straight down

 

RECORD FISH

37 lbs., 6 oz. mackinaw caught June 24, 1974 off South Shore by Robert Aronson

 

JANUARY AVERAGE AIR TEMPERATURE

High 36°—Low 16°

 

TOTAL SURFACE AREA

191 Square Miles

 

JULY AVERAGE AIR TEMPERATURE

High 79°—Low 43°



TAHOE STEAMER

Sank off Glenbrook Bay in 1940



WHY DOESN’T LAKE TAHOE EVER FREEZE?

The Lake’s great depth and volume of water always in motion keep it from freezing. Some ice forms n Emerald Bay at times, as well as in protected inland areas.


WHERE DOES LAKE TAHOE FLOW?

Lake Tahoe’s water does not eventually flow into the ocean. The Truckee River, it’s only outlet, flows east through Reno and drains into Pyramid Lake in Nevada.