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J.T. and Lindé Ravizé mission is to help save Lake Tahoe.

Through their new book, Hearts of Light: Impressions of Lake Tahoe, and several personal trips to Washington D.C., they hope their vision and verse can persuade the American people and their congressmen to save this national treasure.

Facts about Lake Tahoe

The sun shines an average of 274 days each year, but snow can fall during any month. At lake level, the area receives an average of 125 inches of snow annually. Higher elevations can receive an average of 300 to 500 inches annually.

On average, 1,400,000 tons of water (or 1/10th of an inch) evaporates from the lake every day. The evaporation alone from Tahoe over the course of one year could supply a city the size of Los Angeles for 5 years.

The lake is fed by 63 streams and two hot springs. There is just one outlet for the lake, the Truckee river at Tahoe City. The Truckee feeds northeastward into Pyramid Lake, and this lake's water never reaches an ocean.

Tahoe is the eighth deepest in the world (Russia's Lake Baikal leads at 5,315') and second to Oregon's Crater Lake at 1,932 in the United States.




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