Lake Tahoe water level rises almost two inches in 24 hours

Lake Tahoe water levels
This is very good news indeed. Major rains in the Sierras have dumped 6.39 billion gallons of water in Lake Tahoe in 24 hours, the equivalent of 19,610 acre feet. Plus snow is falling at higher elevations. Let’s hope this is the beginning of many El Nino storms to come. Water levels are still historically low. However, perhaps the drought is finally breaking.

Due to the low lake level, the real-time stage sensor is no longer able to capture the current elevation. The current graph is from a temporary, backup sensor.

Also, Colorado is getting lots of snow, something which is crucial for the Colorado River and the seven states that rely on it for water.

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