Lake Tahoe rises above its rim

Storm over Lake Tahoe

Late in the evening on April 9 during a sub-tropical storm system producing mostly rain and showers in California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe once again went above its rim and connects to the Truckee River at Tahoe City. The Lake has been below its rim since fall of 2014. The Lake has risen more than 1.5 feet since its low in the late fall of 2015. How high will the Lake rise? That will depend on how fast the snow melts and whether or not we receive additional rain and snow this spring.

Tahoe rises above its rim late evening of April 9, 2016

Tahoe rises above its rim late evening of April 9, 2016

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About Dennis Ghiglieri

My concern for the Truckee River grew over the years. It started with picking up trash and supporting better water quality. I helped create the "living river"plan with other citizens on the Community Flood Coalition; a plan to reduce flood impacts to infrastructure through river restoration and protection of the floodplain. I understand how critical the Truckee River is to the environment – and economy – of our entire region. I'm hoping that through these pages we can all understand our connection to the Truckee River and why we need to protect it.