* An average 1,400,000 tons of water evaporates from the surface of Lake Tahoe every 24 hours, yet this drops the lake level only one-tenth of an inch.
* 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.
You will see brackets, click on the brackets, this will take you to full screen. If you notice a ‘DVR’ icon, click the Fast Forward button next to the ‘Play’ button to jump to live view.Lake Tahoe fires - history of forest fires going back to 1950.** Very low wildfire activity in the Tahoe Basin **"Climate may also contribute to the lack of large fires.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.At alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 300 to 500 inches each year.Gaming: There are six 24-hour casinos in the South Lake Tahoe area. Fishing: The biggest fish ever caught in Lake Tahoe, a Mackinaw lake trout, weighed 37 pounds and 6 ounces.