3 million for storm water management and watershed restoration projects.
million for environmental restoration projects. million for lake-wide aquatic invasive species control and a watercraft inspection program.
Many streams flow into Lake Tahoe, but the lake is drained only by the Truckee River, which flows northeast through Reno and into Pyramid Lake in Nevada.
Lake Tahoe Facts: * Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States and the largest alpine lake in North America.
At alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 300 to 500 inches each year.
* 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. The water is so clear that a 10 inch white dinner plate would be visible at 75 feet below the surface.
* There are 63 tributaries draining into Lake Tahoe with only one outlet at the Truckee River.
Maximum Elevation: 6,229 feet Length: 22 miles Width: 12 miles Maximum Depth: 1,645 feet Average Depth: 989 feet Shoreline: 72 miles Surface Area: 193 sq. or 122,200 acres Volume: 39 trillion gallons or 122 million acre feet of water Surface Water Temperatures: Maximum - 68 degrees F Minimum - 41 degrees F Temperatures at 200 feet: Maximum - 47 degrees F Minimum - 41 degrees F Lake Tahoe Area Facts & Statistics Population: South Lake Tahoe, including the Stateline area, has a permanent, year-round population of 34,000.
Sunshine: The sun shines at Lake Tahoe during 75% of the year, or 274 days.