Lake Tahoe has gotten some much needed drought relief in the form of 6.4 billion gallons of water in the last 24 hours, raising the overall lake level 1.92 inches as reported by the National Weather Service. Over the summer Lake Tahoe lake levels were so low many boaters were unable to reach their docks. Back in July the bay area’s KRON4 reported water levels in Lake Tahoe were getting lower and farther away every day. The 71-mile shoreline was receding up to one inch each week. The El Nino related weather systems that been hitting the Tahoe area will hopefully continue to restore the lake to pre-draught levels. With any luck we will be jumping off piers in no time.
[Cover image from stateofthebackcountry.com]