Lake Tahoe, February 5, 2016
The Sierra Nevada is finally having a better-than-average winter thanks in part to an El Niño weather pattern that formed in the Pacific Ocean.
But what’s that mean for Lake Tahoe?
It means that since Dec. 9 about 28 billion gallons of water have flowed into the lake.
The numbers show Lake Tahoe gained about 8 inches of elevation compared the December low point. That equates to about 27.6 billion gallons, or enough water to serve about 85,000 households for a year!