Water levels rising at Lake Tahoe

A view of Lake Tahoe at Zephyr Cove on December 2, 2019. Photo courtesy of AlertWildfire.org.
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LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (KOLO) - A series of wet winter storms is raised the water level at Lake Tahoe to about a foot and a half of its maximum legal limit.

The lake level is currently at an elevation of 6,227.41 feet. The legal limit is 6,229.1 feet. Since November 30th, the lake level has been steadily climbing.

The lake level has been falling since July of 2019, when it was close to the maximum legal capacity.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of Nevada and nearly all of California had been under abnormally dry conditions as of November 26th. With the recent storms, that designation is likely to change.

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