and Lindé Ravizé mission is to help save Lake
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.
about Lake Tahoe
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.
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.
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.