Lake Tahoe has fallen to an alarmingly low level. Here's what the impact could be

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San Francisco Chronicle | Gregory Thomas  | Oct 12, 2021


Kids playing in expanded shoreline of Lake Tahoe due to drought.


This week, a historically dry period in California will come to bear at Lake Tahoe, where the water level is expected to sink below the basin’s natural rim. That’s the point at which the lake pours into its only outflow, the Truckee River.

It’s not a crisis, researchers and conservationists say, but it marks another extreme swing for Tahoe amid historic drought, wildfires and erratic weather, all intertwined with climate change and becoming more prominent aspects of the alpine environment.

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