December 19, 2014
The nonstop snow storms of March weren't just good news for Sierra ski areas. They were great news for Lake Tahoe.
The natural reservoir that supplies summertime water to the
Reno-Sparks area is at its highest level in five and one-half
Its waves are 62-hundred-27 feet above sea level now and federal
Water Master Garry Stone says it's sure to hit its rim of
62-hundred-29-point-one feet some time this year.
Under federal law, it's Stone's job to make sure it doesn't
exceed that level.
High precipitation last year officially brought the region out
of drought, but the lake was so depleted from years past, it took a
year to catch up to normal levels.