Tahoe Lake Level Rising, Snowpack near Average

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 27, 2016 / comments

[This photo shows a view of Tahoe's shoreline from near Cave Rock this week. | Sebastian Foltz / Tahoe Daily Tribune]

Even with temperatures hovering between 5 and 14 degrees above normal for the region, snowpack water content has remained close to average thanks to a strong start to winter.

“(Lake level has) climbed up a decent amount the last couple months,” National Weather Service Reno office senior hydrologist Tim Bardsley said, describing the current level as 0.77 feet below the natural rim. 

“It’s encouraging to have the last couple months be near average inflow...

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