* The Panama Canal (700 feet in width and 50 feet in depth) could be filled by Lake Tahoe's water and extend completely around the earth at the equator, with enough remaining in the lake to fill another channel of the same width and depth running from San Francisco to New York.
* 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.
3 million for storm water management and watershed restoration projects.
million for environmental restoration projects. million for lake-wide aquatic invasive species control and a watercraft inspection program.
million to recover the Lahontan cutthroat trout, a federally threatened species. million for the cost of land exchanges and sales on both the California and Nevada sides of the Tahoe Basin.
Subsequent films have included The Godfather, starring Al Pacino and Marlon Brando and The Bodyguard, filmed at Fallen Leaf Lake, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.* Lake Tahoe is as long as the English Channel is wide with the width of Tahoe being half again as wide as San Francisco Bay.* With one dispersion of Lake Tahoe's water, the State of California would be completely covered to a depth of 14.5 inches.Some of the highest peaks of the Lake Tahoe Basin that formed during this process were Freel Peak at 10,891 ft (3,320 m), Monument Peak at 10,067 ft (3,068 m) (the present Heavenly Valley Ski Area), Pyramid Peak at 9,983 ft (3,043 m) (in the Desolation Wilderness), and Mt. Snow, rain, and streams filled the southern and lowest part of the basin, forming the ancestral Lake Tahoe.Modern Lake Tahoe was shaped and landscaped by the scouring glaciers during the Ice Age (the Great Ice Age began a million or more years ago).