The Area


Tahoe Knowledge

A maximum depth of 1,645 feet in Crystal Bay makes Tahoe the second deepest lake in the United States

Discover more about the beautiful, famous lake they call "Big Blue."

AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL

Lake level = 125 inches = 300-500 inches

DIMENSIONS

22 miles long
12 miles wide

ELEVATION AT LAKE LEVE
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6,229 Feet

FEBRUARY AVERAGE WATER TEMPATURE

40° – 50°

AUGUST AVERAGE WATER EMPATURE

65° – 70°

GREATEST DEPTH

1,645 Feet
10th deepest lake in the world

AVERAGE DEPTH

1,000 Feet

CONSTANT WATER TEMPERATURE

39° below 600-700 Feet

SHORELINE

72 miles around

DEEPEST SHORELINE ON LAKE

Rubicon Point - The lake drops 1,400 feet straight down

RECORD FISH

37 lbs., 6 oz. Mackinaw caught June 24, 1974 off South Shore by Robert Aronson

TOTAL SURFACE AREA

191 Square Miles

JANUARY AVERAGE AIR TEMPERATURE

High 36°—Low 16°

JULY AVERAGE AIR TEMPERATURE

High 79°—Low 43°



TAHOE STEAMER

Sank off Glenbrook Bay in 1940



WHY DOESN’T LAKE TAHOE EVER FREEZE?

The Lake’s great depth and volume of water always in motion keep it from freezing. Some ice forms in Emerald Bay at times, as well as in protected inland areas.



WHERE DOES LAKE TAHOE FLOW?

Lake Tahoe’s water does not eventually flow into the ocean. The Truckee River, it’s only outlet, flows east through Reno and drains into Pyramid Lake in Nevada.

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