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"Lake Tahoe is 22 miles long, 12 miles wide and has 72 miles of shoreline. Lake Tahoe's deepest point at 1,645 feet makes it the third deepest lake in North America and the tenth deepest in the world. The bottom of the lake is approximately 95 feet below the level of Carson City, NV.

Lake Tahoe's average surface elevation is about
6,225 feet above sea level, making it the highest
lake of its size in the United States. Its exact
elevation depends on the amount of snowmelt and
rainfall the basin receives. During drought the lake
can drop below the rim of its natural outlet at Tahoe
City and no water will flow out the Truckee River.

Sixty-three streams flow into Lake Tahoe, but
only one, the Truckee River, flows out past Reno and
into Pyramid Lake. Unlike most bodies of water in
North America, Tahoe's water never flows into the
ocean. Lake Tahoe also loses much of its water to
evaporation; if the water that evaporates from the lake
every 24 hours could be recovered, it would supply
the daily requirements of a city the size of Los Angeles." (South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce)

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