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Lake Tahoe water level hits four-year low as drought pummels tourist spot

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Lake Tahoe’s water level dropped to a four-year low on Tuesday as gusty winds and the impacts of California’s devastating drought hit the popular tourist destination. After days of high winds increased evaporation rat...

Empty campgrounds, burned ski lifts: will Lake Tahoe be a tourist destination once again?

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For weeks, thick smoke filled the skies above Lake Tahoe, emptying the normally bustling towns that surround its alpine blue waters during the waning summer weekends. Eateries were closed, campgrounds cleared, and boa...

How a Tahoe refuge saved owls, coyotes and raccoons from wildfire

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Greg Erfani watched the flames grow bigger and bigger as they crept toward Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, the animal refuge he helps run in South Lake Tahoe. He feared not only for himself but for the menagerie of raccoons...

Caldor fire: changing winds offer hope as firefighters battle blaze near Lake Tahoe

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With winds finally turning in their favor, firefighters are throwing all their resources into boxing a California blaze burning mere miles from Lake Tahoe and neighboring Nevada. Three days of fiercely gusting winds h...

Strong winds push surging Caldor fire closer to Lake Tahoe

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Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled Wednesday to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacua...

Rapid advance of Caldor fire forces more evacuations near Lake Tahoe

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Fire officials ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin as the two-week-old Caldor fire encroached on the threatened mountain towns surrounding Lake Tahoe. By nightfall, all residents on the California side of...

‘I was blown away’: divers haul 200lb of trash from Lake Tahoe in a day

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Scuba divers removed about 200lb of garbage from California’s Lake Tahoe on Friday, as part of a six-month effort to rid the popular lake of fishing rods, tires, aluminum cans, beer bottles and other trash accumulatin...