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Maximum Elevation: 6,229 feet Length: 22 miles Width: 12 miles Maximum Depth: 1,645 feet Average Depth: 989 feet Shoreline: 72 miles Surface Area: 193 sq. or 122,200 acres Volume: 39 trillion gallons or 122 million acre feet of water Surface Water Temperatures: Maximum - 68 degrees F Minimum - 41 degrees F Temperatures at 200 feet: Maximum - 47 degrees F Minimum - 41 degrees F Lake Tahoe Area Facts & Statistics Population: South Lake Tahoe, including the Stateline area, has a permanent, year-round population of 34,000.
Sunshine: The sun shines at Lake Tahoe during 75% of the year, or 274 days.
* With one dispersion of Lake Tahoe's water, the State of California would be completely covered to a depth of 14.5 inches.3 million for storm water management and watershed restoration projects. million for environmental restoration projects. million for lake-wide aquatic invasive species control and a watercraft inspection program.* Lake Tahoe never freezes due to the constant mass movement of water from the bottom to the surface.
In February 1989, Emerald Bay froze over for the first time since 1952.* If the water that evaporates from the lake every 24 hours could be recovered, it would supply the daily requirements of a population of 3,500,000 people. The water is so clear that a 10 inch white dinner plate would be visible at 75 feet below the surface.* There are 63 tributaries draining into Lake Tahoe with only one outlet at the Truckee River.Lake Tahoe is still fire prone, but the seasonal window at which the fuels are most explosive is fairly short, and suppression resources are increased during that time." Wildfire map of Cal Fire history of fires from Sac Bee The Lake Tahoe Basin was formed by geologic block (normal) faulting about 2 to 3 million years ago.