Lake Tahoe expected to fill up with largest physical rise in recorded history

SFGate | 3/17/2017 | Amy Graff
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IMAGE 18 OF 63 | BEFORE-AND-AFTER PHOTOS OF CALIFORNIA RESERVOIRS SHOW IMPACT OF DROUGHT, EL NIÑO Folsom LakeTop: Aerial view of Folsom Lake Marina (a.k.a. Browns Ravine Marina), showing low water level (drought conditions). One of the largest inland marinas in California, it is located in Browns Ravine at Folsom Lake State Recreational Area. The Marina is located at the south end of the lake and has an earth filled break wall protecting it from the main lake. (Paul Hames)Bottom: A southwest view of Folsom Lake Marina and Browns Ravine Cove in El Dorado Hills, Calif. February 25, 2016. On this day, the water storage was 616,340 acre feet, 63% of total capacity, and 114% of historical average for this date. Folsom Lake is a reservoir in Northern California about 25 mi (40 km) northeast of Sacramento in Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento Counties. (Florence Low)IMAGE 1 OF 63 Lake Tahoe above its natural rim after unrelenting storms in January and February 2017: Lake Tahoe reached 6,226.84 feet on Wednesday, March 15. The Lake is full at 6,229 feet.Photo taken from the Heavenly ski resort web camera on March 16, 2017.

The depressing scene of boat docks sitting high and dry on wide beaches around Lake Tahoe will likely be a fleeting memory this summer.

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Winter's unrelenting storms built up a substantial Sierra snowpack and are expected to fill the lake for the first time in 11 years.

Many low-lying areas that were exposed when the lake level was declining during the drought will be inundated with water. The docks will be bobbing in crystal blue waters once again.

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Straddling the California–Nevada border, Tahoe is the sixth largest lake in the United States, an outdoor playground for people around the world, and the main water source for the Reno-Sparks, Nevada, area. The renowned ecological...
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