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General Information
Basin Name: Lake Tahoe (CA & NV)
Area: 238809.8 acres
Watershed Statistics
Naturally Occurring Waterways: 250.04 miles
Percentage of Free Flowing River Miles: 67 %
Percentage of River Miles in Protected Lands: 9 %
Protected Lands: 11 %
Number of Dams: 7
Number of Selected Watershed Projects: 17
Number of Stream Crossings: 299
Near-Stream Roads: 122.54 miles
Average Precipitation per Year: 41.96 inches
Percentage Area above 15% Slope: 22.6 %
Number of CalWater Units: 24
WBS TMDL Rivers 4
Number of Special Status Species: 9
Number of Holland Communities: 30
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Additional Information from "AIM"
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El Dorado
Internet Resources
Dynamic River Basin Information
USGS Gaging Stations
USGS Water Use Data for 1990
EPA Surf Your Watershed
Web Sites of Interest
California Watershed Projects Inventory - Upper Truckee River Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project
Geological History of the Lake Tahoe Basin
Keep Tahoe Blue
Lake Tahoe Air Basin Ozone Data
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Lake Tahoe Facts - Visitors Guide
Real Time Environmental Sensors in El Dorado County
Tahoe Center for a Sustainable Future
Tahoe Center for a Sustainable Future, from CERES
UC Davis Tahoe Research Group
USGS-Lake Tahoe Information and Data
© 1997 California Rivers Assessment