Lake Tahoe Is A Foot Above Its Natural Rim For The First Time Since 2014!

Lake Tahoe Is A Foot Above Its Natural Rim For The First Time Since 2014!

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Lake Tahoe Is A Foot Above Its Natural Rim For The First Time Since 2014!

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A healthy winter on Lake Tahoe

A healthy winter on Lake Tahoe | Photo Credit: Little Mountain 5 | Cover Photo: Michael

While the rest of California is staring down a scorching summer season, Tahoe residents are still seeing the snow melt and USGS officials are reporting that Lake Tahoe is over a foot above its natural rim for the first time since the fall of 2014.

The last time river flows saw significant growth was back in October of 2014.

While that’s good news, the Truckee river is still flowing at a meager 70 cfs. That said, it’s a huge improvement from early May of this year, which saw flows drop below 20 cfs. To put that in perspective, an average flow @Tahoe City is 223 cfs.

Related: Lake Tahoe Is Officially Filled To It’s Rim! (April 10, 2016)

Lake Tahoe Stats

  • Lake Tahoe Rim – 6,223
  • Current Water Level – 6,224
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Lake levels compared year by year

Tahoe City Lake Tahoe

Truckee River Stats

  • Truckee Flow (Tahoe City) – 70cfs
  • Average Truckee Flow (Tahoe City) – 223cfs
Truckee

Truckee River this morning

Truckee River

Truckee River flows since November 2015

Find up-to-date river flows and lake levels here: United States Geological Service

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