Lake Tahoe Almost at Full Capacity

Posted by on Sunday, July 2, 2017
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There is growing concern at Lake Tahoe. The lake is close to being filling and bursting its banks.

Intense snow-melt is occurring on the Sierra Nevada mountains from a heatwave and has so far sent 12 billion gallons of water into the Lake.

The lake is only 3 inches away from filling up.

It will most likely reach maximum capacity in mid-July.

Officials are siphoning water from the lake.

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

It’s known for its beaches and ski resorts. On the southwest shore, Emerald Bay State Park contains the 1929 Nordic-style mansion Vikingsholm.

Along the lake’s northeast side, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park includes Sand Harbor Beach and Spooner Lake, a gateway to the long-distance Tahoe Rim Trail.



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