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Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States,
reaching a maximum depth of 1,645 ft. This depth is second only to Crater Lake in Oregon.
Near the base of many ski resorts, Lake Tahoe has a high elevation
of 6,225 feet above sea level.
The surface water is anywhere from 4p degrees F to 70 degrees F depending on the time of year.
Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States.
There is an enormous amount of water in Lake Tahoe, so much so
that it could cover a 14 inch deep layer over the state of California.
The water in Lake Tahoe is extremely clear due to the fact
that much of the incoming water is direct precipitation.
Lake Tahoe has a water clarity of about 100 ft (30 m) deep. Factors contributing to its clarity include the following:
Water flows out of Lake Tahoe through the Truckee River which flows
northeast through Reno. The Truckee River eventually ends up in Pyramid Lake in Nevada.
Lake Tahoe is about 22 miles long from North to South
and about 12 miles wide from East to West.
Heavenly Valley Ski Resort is near the south end of the lake.
Alpine Village, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Mt Rose and Diamond Peak
are some of the ski resorts near the north end of Lake Tahoe.