Lake Tahoe Gained 8.7 Billion Gallons Of Water In Just 2 Days

Discussion in 'Lake Powell Issues' started by Bart, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Bart

    Bart Well-Known Member

    Lake Tahoe has had a great past few months, receiving 8.7 billion gallons of water in just two days. It hasn’t stopped there; the lake has been receiving tremendous amounts of water lately to fill the lake above its natural rim level.

    The sudden rise in lake level is a result of several winter storms that hit the lake in late 2016 and early 2017. The National Weather Service calculated that since Jan. 1 of 2017 the lake has gained over 40 billion gallons of water. The stormy weather and heavy rains don’t appear to be slowing down with sequential blizzards hitting the region in almost weekly intervals.

    the total Lake Tahoe volume is estimated at 39 trillion gallons of water.

    Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States and is fed by 63 tributaries that drain 505 square miles known as the Lake Tahoe Watershed. Although approximately half of the water entering the lake is from rain or snow falling directly onto the lake surface. The only outlet is the Truckee River,

    The Sierra Nevada snowpack and runoff is at its highest level in 22 years.
  2. Bart

    Bart Well-Known Member

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  3. Waterbaby

    Waterbaby Administrator Staff Member

    wow!!! wish it was Lake Powell.
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