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.
Lake Tahoe Stats
- Lake Tahoe Rim – 6,223
- Current Water Level – 6,224
Truckee River Stats
- Truckee Flow (Tahoe City) – 70cfs
- Average Truckee Flow (Tahoe City) – 223cfs
Find up-to-date river flows and lake levels here: United States Geological Service