Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe (, 'the lake') is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States.wikipedia
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Nevada

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Lying at 6225 ft, it straddles the state line between California and Nevada, west of Carson City.
Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge.

Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

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Lake Tahoe (, 'the lake') is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States.
Notable Sierra features include Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14505 ft, the highest point in the contiguous United States; and Yosemite Valley, sculpted by glaciers from one-hundred-million-year-old granite.

Stateline, Nevada

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The south shore is dominated by the lake's largest city, South Lake Tahoe, California, which adjoins the town of Stateline, Nevada, while Tahoe City, California, is located on the lake's northwest shore.
Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.

Tahoe Rim Trail

The Lake Tahoe Watershed (USGS Huc 18100200) of 505 sqmi includes the land area that drains to the lake and the Lake Tahoe drainage divide traverses the same general area as the Tahoe Rim Trail.
The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile (266 km) long-distance hiking trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada in the United States.

Truckee River

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The Truckee River is the lake's only outlet, flowing northeast through Reno, Nevada, into Pyramid Lake which has no outlet.
The Truckee is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe and drains part of the high Sierra Nevada, emptying into Pyramid Lake in the Great Basin.

Pyramid Lake (Nevada)

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The Truckee River is the lake's only outlet, flowing northeast through Reno, Nevada, into Pyramid Lake which has no outlet.
Pyramid Lake is fed by the Truckee River, which is mostly the outflow from Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

More than 75% of the lake's watershed is national forest land, comprising the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service.
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is a United States national forest that manages and protects public land surrounding Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Lake Tahoe Dam

The flow of the Truckee River and the height of the lake are controlled by the Lake Tahoe Dam at the outlet.
Lake Tahoe Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Truckee River, at the outlet of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California.

California

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Lying at 6225 ft, it straddles the state line between California and Nevada, west of Carson City.
The range embraces Yosemite Valley, famous for its glacially carved domes, and Sequoia National Park, home to the giant sequoia trees, the largest living organisms on Earth, and the deep freshwater lake, Lake Tahoe, the largest lake in the state by volume.

Tahoe Tessie

Fata Morgana may be responsible for Tahoe Tessie sightings.
In Lake Tahoe folklore, Tahoe Tessie is a creature which resides in North America's largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe, located in Nevada and California.

Desolation Wilderness

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Some of the highest peaks of the Lake Tahoe Basin that formed during the process of Lake Tahoe creation are Freel Peak at 10891 ft, Monument Peak at 10067 ft, Pyramid Peak at 9984 ft (in the Desolation Wilderness), and Mount Tallac at 9735 ft. The north shore boasts three peaks at 10,000+ feet: Mount Rose at 10,785 ft, and Houghton and Relay peaks.
The crest of the Sierra Nevada runs through it, just west of Lake Tahoe.

Fallen Leaf Lake (California)

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The glaciers carved canyons that are today iconic landmarks such as Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake, and Fallen Leaf Lake, among others.
Fallen Leaf Lake is a mountain lake located in El Dorado County, California, near the California-Nevada state border, about one mile south west of the much larger Lake Tahoe.

Mount Tallac

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Some of the highest peaks of the Lake Tahoe Basin that formed during the process of Lake Tahoe creation are Freel Peak at 10891 ft, Monument Peak at 10067 ft, Pyramid Peak at 9984 ft (in the Desolation Wilderness), and Mount Tallac at 9735 ft. The north shore boasts three peaks at 10,000+ feet: Mount Rose at 10,785 ft, and Houghton and Relay peaks.
Mount Tallac is a mountain peak southwest of Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California.

Great Basin

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This kind of faulting is characteristic of the geology of the adjoining Great Basin to the east.
Lake Tahoe, North America's largest alpine lake, is part of the Great Basin's central Lahontan subregion.

Tahoe City, California

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The south shore is dominated by the lake's largest city, South Lake Tahoe, California, which adjoins the town of Stateline, Nevada, while Tahoe City, California, is located on the lake's northwest shore. Three principal faults form the Lake Tahoe basin: the West Tahoe Fault, aligned between Meyers and Tahoe City, and which is the local segment of the Sierra Nevada Fault, extending on shore north and south of these localities; the Stateline/North Tahoe Fault, starting in the middle of the lake and creating the relief that forms Stateline, NV; and the Incline Village Fault, which runs parallel to the Stateline/North Tahoe Fault offshore and into Incline Village.
Tahoe City is located on Lake Tahoe, 14 mi southeast of Donner Pass.

Lake Tahoe Airport

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August is normally the warmest month at the Lake Tahoe Airport (elevation 6254 ft) with an average maximum of 78.7 °F (25.9 °C) and an average minimum of 39.8 °F (4.3 °C).
This high elevation airport in the Sierra Nevada Mountains just south of Lake Tahoe opened in 1959 with a 5900-ft runway.

Meyers, California

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Three principal faults form the Lake Tahoe basin: the West Tahoe Fault, aligned between Meyers and Tahoe City, and which is the local segment of the Sierra Nevada Fault, extending on shore north and south of these localities; the Stateline/North Tahoe Fault, starting in the middle of the lake and creating the relief that forms Stateline, NV; and the Incline Village Fault, which runs parallel to the Stateline/North Tahoe Fault offshore and into Incline Village.
It is 6 mi south of South Lake Tahoe in the Lake Tahoe area and lies at an elevation of 6352 ft. Established in 1851, Meyers started out as a stagecoach stop, trading post and Pony Express station.

Freel Peak

Some of the highest peaks of the Lake Tahoe Basin that formed during the process of Lake Tahoe creation are Freel Peak at 10891 ft, Monument Peak at 10067 ft, Pyramid Peak at 9984 ft (in the Desolation Wilderness), and Mount Tallac at 9735 ft. The north shore boasts three peaks at 10,000+ feet: Mount Rose at 10,785 ft, and Houghton and Relay peaks.
Freel Peak is a mountain located in the Carson Range, a spur of the Sierra Nevada, near Lake Tahoe in California.

Mount Pluto, California

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Eruptions from the extinct volcano Mount Pluto formed a volcanic dam on the north side.
Mount Pluto is an extinct volcano in the Granite Chief Range near Lake Tahoe, California.

Washoe people

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The area around Lake Tahoe was previously inhabited by the Washoe Native Americans.
The Washoe or Wašišiw ("people from here", or transliterated in older literature as Wa She Shu) are a Great Basin tribe of Native Americans, living near Lake Tahoe at the border between California and Nevada.

Emerald Bay State Park

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The glaciers carved canyons that are today iconic landmarks such as Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake, and Fallen Leaf Lake, among others.
Emerald Bay State Park is a state park of California in the United States, centered on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark.

Glenbrook, Nevada

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A specific documented record of beaver living historically in Lake Tahoe's North Canyon Creek watershed above Glenbrook includes a description of Spooner Meadow rancher Charles Fulstone hiring a caretaker to control the beaver population in the early 20th century.
Glenbrook is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.

Kings Beach, California

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At the present time beaver have been seen in Tahoe Keys, Taylor Creek, Meeks Creek at Meeks Bay on the western shore, and Kings Beach on the north shore, so the descendants of the original nine beavers have apparently migrated around most of Lake Tahoe.
Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

Taylor Creek (Lake Tahoe)

Taylor Creek
At the present time beaver have been seen in Tahoe Keys, Taylor Creek, Meeks Creek at Meeks Bay on the western shore, and Kings Beach on the north shore, so the descendants of the original nine beavers have apparently migrated around most of Lake Tahoe.
Taylor Creek is a 2.2 mi northward-flowing stream originating in the Fallen Leaf Lake and culminating at Baldwin Beach at Lake Tahoe, about 1 mi west of Camp Richardson in El Dorado County, California.

Carson Range

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Uplifted blocks created the Carson Range on the east and the main Sierra Nevada crest on the west.
Unlike the main crest of the Sierra Nevada to the west of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Range loses its snow much earlier (April), and gains it much later (December).