Where is Lake Tahoe? Just for starters, you don't have to be embarrassed if you don't already know! How high
Lake Tahoe is a national treasure, because it's one of the
world's largest, deepest, and clearest mountain lakes. Lake Tahoe is 22 miles
long, 11 miles wide and the laks is in a 501-square-mile watershed. The communities
surrounding Lake Tahoe have grown up because of the protection of its natural
beauty and year-round recreational opportunities. The U.S. Forest Service
and State of Nevada and California agencies manage nearly 85 percent of the
Tahoe watershed land. The rest is private property.
Yes, Lake Tahoe is a natural lake. The lake is also used as water storage by the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District. The lake level is controlled
by the Lake Tahoe Dam built in 1913 at the lake's only outlet on the north shore. This is the outlet to the Truckee River at Tahoe City.
Find out more Wikipedia's page for Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe is over 2 million years old! The EPA states that water entering the lake today will take about 650 years to get past the outlet
Dam at the North end where the Truckee River exits the lake. Want to find out more detailed statistics about the Lake? Visit
the EPA's Lake Tahoe Facts page.