File:Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada (112792023).jpg

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Original file(1,280 × 960 pixels, file size: 182 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Summary[edit]

Description

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the deepest in the United States after Crater Lake (1,945 ft (593 m)). Additionally, Lake Tahoe is the sixth largest lake by volume in the United States at 122,160,280 acre·ft (150,682,490 dam3), behind the five Great Lakes.

The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe. More than 75% of the lake's watershed is national forest land, comprising the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the United States Forest Service.

Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City, and Sacramento.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_...

Date
Source Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Author Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA
Camera location39° 14′ 10.71″ N, 119° 58′ 05.57″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

Licensing[edit]

w:en:Creative Commons
attribution share alike
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Checked copyright icon.svg This image was originally posted to Flickr by Ken Lund at https://flickr.com/photos/75683070@N00/112792023. It was reviewed on by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa-2.0.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment
current21:39, 5 December 2015Thumbnail for version as of 21:39, 5 December 20151,280 × 960 (182 KB)INeverCry (talk | contribs)Transferred from Flickr via Flickr2Commons
  • You cannot overwrite this file.

There are no pages that link to this file.

Metadata