Weekend Storms Fills Tahoe To Rim

Lake Tahoe
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Weekend storms have filled Lake Tahoe back up to its rim, which sits 6,223 feet above sea level.

Most of the 1.37 inches of precipitation that fell at the lake, in the Sierra on the California-Nevada border, came Saturday night and early Sunday, according to Gary Barbato, hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Reno.

"I think its going to keep going up a bit," Barbato said. "I think there is going to continue to be some inflows as long as it stays above freezing and we have some melt."

Tahoe first dipped below its rim at the end of last month. Its level was 0.14 of an inch below the rim before the storms last weekend.

Water stored above 6,223 feet at Tahoe is included in controlled water releases by a federal water master to feed the Truckee River, which flows out of the north end of Tahoe and runs through Reno.