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Storm surge brings Lake Tahoe water level back above its natural rim

By ChauvinsKnee follow ChauvinsKnee   2021 Oct 25, 9:21pm 150 views   11 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


Lake Tahoe’s water levels are back up above the natural rim, thanks to precipitation from the massive storm system that pushed across Northern California this weekend.



https://www.sfgate.com/renotahoe/article/Lake-Tahoe-water-levels-above-natural-rim-16562693.php

All the screaming and crying and clutching of pearls and angry proclamations of recent months have been drowned by one 2-day rainstorm. And lake Tahoe which was considered "forever lost" is good as new. =))
1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 25, 9:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I was wondering if the drought is officially over now, or if that wasn't enough.
2   ChauvinsKnee   ignore (0)   2021 Oct 25, 9:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
I was wondering if the drought is officially over now, or if that wasn't enough.


Probably not enough because most of the water has escaped to the ocean. If only our government had a sense to build reservoirs instead of railroad to nowhere....
3   EBGuy   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 25, 9:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
I was wondering if the drought is officially over now, or if that wasn't enough.

Well, it was not even at it's historic low: The record-setting year of 1992 took the lake just three feet below its natural rim, not enough to seal Emerald Bay off from the rest of the lake.
A dam allows them to regulate the lakes level up to six feet above the natural rim. Sounds like it's average is about 2 feet above the rim, so there's still a lot left to refill.
4   Automan Empire   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 25, 10:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ChauvinsKnee says
All the screaming and crying and clutching of pearls and angry proclamations of recent months have been drowned by one 2-day rainstorm. And lake Tahoe which was considered "forever lost" is good as new. =))


Lake Tahoe's problems don't begin and end with lake level at any given time. Not sure who claimed "forever lost" but Tahoe's biggest ongoing problem is nitrate and other salt and contaminant intrusion and the consequences of these hard to mitigate problems. Tahoe's watershed gets way more than enough snow most years to keep it close to "full" but that is deceptive if the throughput is less than evaporative losses causing the lake chemistry to get more and more stagnant.

Also, the lake just got refilled, but much of its watershed burned very recently. Therefore the water will be very silty and very very alkaline. This will perturb the lakes ecosystem in a new direction for a couple of years on top of the current chemical burdens it faces.

When you say "good as new", how do you account for these two factors affecting lake chemistry, one long and one short term?
5   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Oct 25, 10:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Isn't Global Warming supposed to make Lake Tahoe turn into an empty mud pit, anyway, by the year 2000? Oh, I forgot, it's 2021.
6   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2021 Oct 25, 10:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Automan Empire says
Not sure who claimed "forever lost"


Stupid cunts, as usual.
7   richwicks   ignore (2)   2021 Oct 25, 10:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
I was wondering if the drought is officially over now, or if that wasn't enough.


In 3 months what will be incessantly in the news will be "flooding" and "dam collapse".
8   BayArea   ignore (1)   2021 Oct 25, 10:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I’m hearing the mainstream media throw in “climate change” at every opportunity today.
9   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2021 Oct 25, 10:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

richwicks says
In 3 months what will be incessantly in the news will be "flooding" and "dam collapse".


Yup, that's Kaliforny for you. Ping Pong disasters (or pseudo false flag disasters). Nothing happens in nature that can't lead to new taxes, regulations, restrictions and revenue vampires, whether it be drought, flood, fire, or quake. Thank you, God, for giving the LibbyFucks and endless supply of excuses for government mark ups.
10   richwicks   ignore (2)   2021 Oct 26, 1:10am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
I’m hearing the mainstream media throw in “climate change” at every opportunity today.


Haha, I don't know how you can bear to listen to the constant unending nonsense. It's been 20 years since I've taken mainstream "news" seriously and 15 years since I thought there were any actual reporters left in it.
11   Booger   ignore (8)   2021 Oct 26, 3:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What about lake Meade?

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