8 Interesting Lake Tahoe Facts

Lake Tahoe is the third deepest lake in North America and the tenth deepest in the world.

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Lake Tahoe’s average surface elevation is 6,225 feet above sea level, m

aking it the highest lake of its size in the United States.

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Unlike most bodies of water in North America, Lake Tahoe’s water does not eventually flow into the ocean.

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The water in Lake Tahoe could cover a flat area the size of California by 14 inches.

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One reason the lake is so clear is that 40% of the precipitation falling into the Lake Tahoe Basin, lands directly on the lake.

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The amount of water that evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every year could supply a city the size of Los Angeles for 5 years.

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Below 600-700 foot depths, the water temperature remains a constant 39 F.

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Sixty three streams flow into Lake Tahoe.

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Source: Tahoecam.com

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