Lake Tahoe is the third deepest lake in North America and the tenth deepest in the world.
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.
Unlike most bodies of water in North America, Lake Tahoe’s water does not eventually flow into the ocean.
The water in Lake Tahoe could cover a flat area the size of California by 14 inches.
One reason the lake is so clear is that 40% of the precipitation falling into the Lake Tahoe Basin, lands directly on the lake.
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.
Below 600-700 foot depths, the water temperature remains a constant 39 F.
Sixty three streams flow into Lake Tahoe.