Lake Nears Full Capacity

Posted by on Thursday, August 3, 2017
Tahoe North Shore from the East Shore.jpg
Lake Tahoe is running close to full capacity for the first time in eleven years.

Despite an increase in surface evaporation, the lake is being filled from and increased snow melt coming off of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Back in April, the northern Sierra Nevada surpassed its all-time wettest "water year" due to multiple storms in the region.

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada.

It has a surface elevation of 1,897 metres and spans an area of 496.2 km².

The Team

© Wx Centre