Last week, WeatherBrains released an article stating that Lake Tahoe has risen a foot since February 1st, 2019. That means Lake Tahoe has an extra 40 billion gallons of water.
“Today’s Fun Fact: Record-breaking snowfall that fell directly onto the Lake’s surface has added almost 40 billion gallons to Lake Tahoe since February 1st. The Lake level has risen a foot in that time period.”
– Stated Tahoe Fund on Facebook yesterday
In terms of numbers, the current water level of the lake is 6,228.04 MSL. This amount is 3.04 feet above full pool. Full Pool is defined as the water level of a reservoir at normal operating conditions. In comparison to 2017 and 2018, the water level is the highest it’s been at this time of year.
Check out the comparison below in the chart.
Lake Tahoe Levels By Month – Three Year Comparison
More precipitation is in the forecast, so look for the water level to continue to rise.
WeatherBrains. “Lake Tahoe Has Risen A Foot Since February 1st | That’s Almost 40 BILLION Gallons Of Water.” SnowBrains, 22 Feb. 2019, snowbrains.com/lake-tahoe-has-risen-a-foot-since-february-1st-thats-almost-40-billion-gallons-of-water/.