Lake Tahoe is a bellwether for the Truckee River. When it drops below its rim, tough times are on the way. As of this post, Tahoe’s dropped 7″ below its rim. A Facebook post from David Bobzien of a photo taken by Steve Tietze underscores the lack of rain and snow. As Tahoe continues to drop it foretells how serious this drought could be. If it persists throughout the winter, Tahoe may not even rise to its rim portending a summer of a practically dry Truckee River. We all need to take this 14 year and continuing drought seriously.