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Lake Tahoe California & Nevada

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Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States.The lake was formed about 2 million years ago as part of the Lake Tahoe Basin, with the modern extent being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides.The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe. More than 75% of the lake's watershed is national forest land, comprising the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service.

Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to winter sports, summer outdoor recreation, and scenery enjoyed throughout the year. Snow and ski resorts are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation.The Nevada side also offers large casinos, with highways providing year-round access to the entire area.

Lake Tahoe's water is 99.9% pure. The water is so clear that a 10 inch white dinner plate would be visible at 75 feet below the surface.

Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States and the largest alpine lake in North America.

Lake Tahoe is as long as the English Channel is wide with the width of Tahoe being half again as wide as San Francisco Bay.

With one dispersion of Lake Tahoe's water, the State of California would be completely covered to a depth of 14.5 inches.

An average 1,400,000 tons of water evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every 24 hours, yet this drops the lake level only one-tenth of an inch.

If the water that evaporates from the lake every 24 hours could be recovered, it would supply the daily requirements of a population of 3,500,000 people.

Location
California And Nevada (USA)

Lake Tahoe

Lake
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Lake Tahoe

Lake
calendarNov 19 2017