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A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film based on the 1925 novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the 1926 play, also titled An American Tragedy.
Abies concolor, the white fir, is a coniferous tree in the pine family Pinaceae.
Abies magnifica, the red fir or silvertip fir, is a western North American fir, native to the mountains of southwest Oregon and California in the United States.
In law, acquiescence occurs when a person knowingly stands by without raising any objection to the infringement of his or her rights, while someone else unknowingly and without malice aforethought acts in a manner inconsistent with their rights.
The Admission to the Union Clause of the United States Constitution, oftentimes called the New States Clause, and found at Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1, authorizes the Congress to admit new states into the United States beyond the thirteen already in existence at the time the Constitution went into effect.
Alnus incana, the grey alder or speckled alder, is a species of alder with a wide range across the cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Alpine lakes are classified as lakes or reservoirs at high altitudes, usually starting around 5,000 feet (1524 metres) in elevation above sea level or above the tree line.
Alpine Meadows is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.
Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the pastime of sliding down snow-covered slopes on skis with fixed-heel bindings, unlike other types of skiing (cross-country, Telemark, or ski jumping) which use skis with free-heel bindings.
Altitude diving is underwater diving using scuba or surface supplied diving equipment where the surface is or more above sea level (for example, a mountain lake).
The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America.
The American mink (Neovison vison) is a semiaquatic species of mustelid native to North America, though human intervention has expanded its range to many parts of Europe and South America.
The American River (Río de los Americanos during the period before 1847 ruled by Mexico) is a 120-mile-long river in California that runs from the Sierra Nevada mountain range to its confluence with the Sacramento River in the Sacramento Valley.
Andesite is an extrusive igneous, volcanic rock, of intermediate composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture.
The Angora Fire was a 2007 wind-driven wildfire in El Dorado County, California.
The Angora Lakes are two small freshwater lakes in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe Watershed ~ in elevation above Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe.
Arctostaphylos (arkto bear + staphyle grape) is a genus of plants comprising the manzanitas and bearberries.
The Astronomical AlmanacThe Astronomical Almanac for the Year 2015, (United States Naval Observatory/Nautical Almanac Office, 2014).
Atmospheric refraction is the deviation of light or other electromagnetic wave from a straight line as it passes through the atmosphere due to the variation in air density as a function of height.
An atmospheric river (AR) is a narrow corridor or filament of concentrated moisture in the atmosphere.
Aurora is a ghost town in Mineral County in the west central part of the US state of Nevada, approximately southwest of the town of Hawthorne, three miles from the California border.
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek ἅλς, hals "sea", αἰετός aietos "eagle", λευκός, leukos "white", κεφαλή, kephalē "head") is a bird of prey found in North America.
Beaver dams are dams built by beavers to provide ponds as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter.
The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) had a historic range that overlapped the Sierra Nevada in California.
The Bessel ellipsoid (or Bessel 1841) is an important reference ellipsoid of geodesy.
A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least and lasting for a prolonged period of time—typically three hours or more.
A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated.
Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from 1959 to 1973.
Boreal Mountain Resort is a ski area in Soda Springs, near the Lake Tahoe area of California.
Bosmina is a genus in the order Cladocera, the water fleas.
A unit of real estate or immovable property is limited by a legal boundary (sometimes also referred to as a property line or a lot line).
A buoy is a floating device that can have many purposes.
Butler Ives (January 31, 1830 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts – December 1872 near Vallejo, California), son of Butler Ives, Sr.
Cadastral surveying is the sub-field of cadastre and surveying that specialises in the establishment and re-establishment of real property boundaries.
Cal Neva Resort & Casino, previously known as the Calneva Resort, Cal-Neva Lodge, is a resort and casino straddling the border between Nevada and California on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), formerly known as the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), is a state agency under the California Natural Resources Agency.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation, also known as California State Parks, manages the California state parks system.
State Route 28 (SR 28) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that travels along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe, starting at Route 89 in Tahoe City and ending at the Nevada state border, whereupon it becomes Nevada State Route 28.
State Route 89 (SR 89) is a California State Highway that travels in the north–south direction, and is the major thoroughfare for many mountain communities.
The California Zephyr (the CZ, or "Silver Lady") is a passenger train operated by Amtrak between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area (at Emeryville), via Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno.
Camp Richardson is an unincorporated community at Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California.
Carnelian Bay (formerly, Cornelian Bay) is an unincorporated community on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California, United States.
The Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company (C&TL&F) was formed to move lumber from trees growing along the shore of Lake Tahoe to the silver mines of the Comstock Lode.
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson.
The Carson Range is a spur of the Sierra Nevada in eastern California and western Nevada that starts at Carson Pass and stretches north to the Truckee River near Verdi, Nevada.
The Carson River is a northwestern Nevada river that empties into the Carson Sink, an endorheic basin.
A casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities.
The Catostomidae are the suckers of the order Cypriniformes, with about 78 species in this family of freshwater fishes.
Ceanothus L. is a genus of about 50–60 species of nitrogen-fixing shrubs or small trees in the family Rhamnaceae.
Celestial navigation, also known as astronavigation, is the ancient and modern practice of position fixing that enables a navigator to transition through a space without having to rely on estimated calculations, or dead reckoning, to know their position.
The act of cession is the assignment of property to another entity.
Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
The Cladocera are an order of small crustaceans commonly called water fleas.
Clear Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Lake County in the U.S. state of California, north of Napa County and San Francisco.
Colluvium (also colluvial material or colluvial soil) is a general name for loose, unconsolidated sediments that have been deposited at the base of hillslopes by either rainwash, sheetwash, slow continuous downslope creep, or a variable combination of these processes.
The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande).
The Commerce Clause describes an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3).
The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850, which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848).
The Comstock Lode is a lode of silver ore located under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, a peak in the Virginia Range in Nevada (then western Utah Territory).
The Constitution of the State of California is the constitution of California, describing the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of California.
The Constitution of the State of Nevada is the organic law of the state of Nevada, and the basis for Nevada's statehood as one of the United States.
Crater Lake (Klamath: giiwas) is a caldera lake in south-central Oregon in the western United States.
Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance.
Crystal Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
The cui-ui (Chasmistes cujus) is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake and, prior to its desiccation in the 20th century, Winnemucca Lake in northwestern Nevada.
Dagmar Dolby (1941/42) is an American billionaire.
Daphnia, a genus of small planktonic crustaceans, are in length.
Decompression sickness (DCS; also known as divers' disease, the bends, aerobullosis, or caisson disease) describes a condition arising from dissolved gases coming out of solution into bubbles inside the body on depressurisation.
Desert Research Institute (DRI) is the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), the organization that oversees all publicly supported higher education in the U.S. state of Nevada.
The Desolation Wilderness is a federally protected wilderness area in the Eldorado National Forest and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, in El Dorado County, California.
Diamond Peak is a ski resort in the western United States, located in Incline Village, Nevada.
Dollar Point is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States, along the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe.
Donner Pass (el.) is a mountain pass in the northern Sierra Nevada, above Donner Lake about west of Truckee, California.
Donner Ski Ranch is a budget-oriented, family owned ski area located on Donner Summit in the Tahoe National Forest of Nevada County, California.
Douglas County is a county in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada.
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
The DSSAM Model (Dynamic Stream Simulation and Assessment Model) is a computer simulation developed for the Truckee River to analyze water quality impacts from land use and wastewater management decisions in the Truckee River Basin.
The Eagle Falls Trailhead or Eagle Lake Trailhead is located in the Sierra Nevada, within Emerald Bay State Park, on the western shore of Lake Tahoe, California.
An Earth ellipsoid is a mathematical figure approximating the Earth's form, used as a reference frame for computations in geodesy, astronomy, and the geosciences.
El Dorado County, officially the County of El Dorado, is a county in the U.S. state of California.
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-born American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian.
Emerald Bay State Park is a state park of California in the United States, centered on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, a National Natural Landmark.
Emerald Bay is an unincorporated community on Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California.
An endorheic basin (also endoreic basin or endorreic basin) (from the ἔνδον, éndon, "within" and ῥεῖν, rheîn, "to flow") is a limited drainage basin that normally retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water, such as rivers or oceans, but converges instead into lakes or swamps, permanent or seasonal, that equilibrate through evaporation.
Fallen Leaf Lake is a mountain lake located in El Dorado County, California, near the California-Nevada state border, about one mile south of the much larger Lake Tahoe.
Fannette Island is the only island in Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, United States.
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.
The Feather River is the principal tributary of the Sacramento River, in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California.
The figure of the Earth is the size and shape of the Earth in geodesy.
Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
Freel Peak is a mountain located in the Carson Range, a spur of the Sierra Nevada, near Lake Tahoe in California.
Fresh water (or freshwater) is any naturally occurring water except seawater and brackish water.
The General Land Office (GLO) was an independent agency of the United States government responsible for public domain lands in the United States.
A geodetic datum or geodetic system is a coordinate system, and a set of reference points, used to locate places on the Earth (or similar objects).
In geodesy, conversion among different geographic coordinate systems is made necessary by the different geographic coordinate systems in use across the world and over time.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.
Glenbrook is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
The Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force.
The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes.
A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google.
In geology, a graben is a depressed block of the Earth's crust bordered by parallel faults.
The Granite Chief Wilderness is a 19,048 acre (77 km2) federally designated wilderness area of the Tahoe National Forest.
Granodiorite is a phaneritic-textured intrusive igneous rock similar to granite, but containing more plagioclase feldspar than orthoclase feldspar.
The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America.
The Great Lakes (les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.
Hard Rock Lake Tahoe (formerly Sahara Tahoe, High Sierra, Horizon Lake Tahoe and Park Tahoe) is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada.
Harrah's Lake Tahoe is a hotel and casino in Stateline, Nevada.
Harveys Lake Tahoe is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada.
Heavenly Mountain Resort is a ski resort located on the California–Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe.
Henry John Kaiser (May 9, 1882 – August 24, 1967) was an American industrialist who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding.
Homewood Mountain Resort is a ski area located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in the state of California, a few miles south of Tahoe City in the town of Homewood.
A hydrological code or hydrologic unit code is a sequence of numbers or letters that identify a hydrological feature like a river, river reach, lake, or area like a drainage basin (also called watershed (in North America)) or catchment.
An hydrological transport model is a mathematical model used to simulate river or stream flow and calculate water quality parameters.
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
An independent city or independent town is a city or town that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity (such as a county).
The International Meridian Conference was a conference held in October 1884 in Washington, D.C., in the United States, to determine a prime meridian for international use.
Interstate 80 (I-80) is a major east–west route of the Interstate Highway System, running between the U.S. states of California and New Jersey.
An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) also known as Jeffrey's pine, yellow pine and black pine, is a North American pine tree.
John Bigler (January 8, 1805November 29, 1871) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat.
John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, politician, and soldier who, in 1856, became the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States.
John Calhoun Johnson (died September 13, 1876) was a native of Deersville, Ohio, who practiced law and operated a ranch in California.
John Fillmore Hayford (May 19, 1868 – March 10, 1925) was an eminent United States geodesist.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round resort in Kirkwood, California south of Lake Tahoe that focuses on skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain-biking in summer.
The kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), also known as the kokanee trout, little redfish, silver trout, kikanning, silver salmon, Kennerly’s salmon, Kennerly’s trout, or Walla, is the non-anadromous form of the sockeye salmon, (meaning that they do not migrate to the sea, instead living out their entire lives in freshwater like their Sockeye relatives).
Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi) is the largest subspecies of cutthroat trout, and the state fish of Nevada.
Lake Tahoe (Washo: dáʔaw) is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States.
Lake Tahoe Airport is a public airport three miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California.
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is a United States national forest that manages and protects public land surrounding Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin.
The Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance is an event held at Lake Tahoe yearly, and serves as one of the most prestigious judging events for classic wooden boats.
Lake Tahoe Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Truckee River, at the outlet of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California.
The Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company was a, narrow gauge railroad that ran from a connection with the Central Pacific Railway at Truckee, California to the waterfront at Lake Tahoe.
Lakeridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
Lakeside Inn (formerly Tahoe Sky Harbor, Fabulous Eddie's Stardust Club, Caesars Inn and Harvey's Inn) is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada.
Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.
Last Weekend is a 2014 American comedy/drama film starring Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth, and Joseph Cross.
Following is a list of dams and reservoirs in California in a sortable table.
Lake Tahoe inflow streams contribute of the of water that flows through Lake Tahoe every year.
This page lists the world's deepest lakes.
This article lists lakes with a water volume of more than 100 km³, ranked by volume.
There are more than 3,000 named lakes, reservoirs, and dry lakes in the U.S. state of California.
This is a list of the largest reservoirs, or man-made lakes, in the U.S. state of California.
The United States has 60 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior.
There are dozens of commonly played sports that involve water.
Logan Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer.
A meadow is a field habitat vegetated by grass and other non-woody plants (grassland).
Meeks Bay (formerly, Meigs Bay, Micks Bay, and Murphys) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.
Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".
Meyers (also Yanks, Yank's Station, and Tahoe Paradise) is a small unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California, United States, along U.S. Route 50 in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains south of South Lake Tahoe in the Lake Tahoe area.
Minden is an unincorporated town in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
Minden–Tahoe Airport is a general aviation airport serving the Carson Valley in Douglas County, including the towns of Minden, Gardnerville and Genoa, Nevada.
The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).
Mono Lake is a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin.
Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American actor.
Monument Peak may refer to.
A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (regolith and rock) that occurs in both currently and formerly glaciated regions on Earth (i.e. a past glacial maximum), through geomorphological processes.
Mount Pluto is an extinct volcano in the Granite Chief Range near Lake Tahoe, California.
Mount Rose is the highest mountain in Washoe County, within the Carson Range of Nevada, United States.
Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno, Nevada.
Mount Tallac is a mountain peak southwest of Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California.
Mysida is an order of small, shrimp-like crustaceans in the malacostracan superorder Peracarida.
Mysis diluviana is a mysid crustacean (opossum shrimp) found in freshwater lakes of northern North America.
The Nataqua Territory was a short-lived, unofficial territory of the United States.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
Nevada City (originally, Ustumah, a Nisenan village; later, Nevada, Deer Creek Dry Diggins, and Caldwell's Upper Store) is the county seat of Nevada County, California, United States, located northeast of Sacramento and 28 miles north of Auburn.
State Route 28 (SR 28) is a road that runs along the northeastern shore of Lake Tahoe.
State Route 431 (SR 431), commonly known as the Mount Rose Highway, is a two-lane highway in Washoe County, Nevada, that connects Incline Village at Lake Tahoe with Reno.
Nitrogen fixation is a process by which nitrogen in the Earth's atmosphere is converted into ammonia (NH3) or other molecules available to living organisms.
The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is one of two extant beaver species.
The North American monsoon, variously known as the Southwest monsoon, the Mexican monsoon, the New Mexican monsoon, or the Arizona monsoon, is a pattern of pronounced increase in thunderstorms and rainfall over large areas of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, typically occurring between July and mid September.
The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, Greenland, Cuba, the Bahamas, extreme northeastern Asia, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.
North Canyon Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
Northstar California (previously Northstar-at-Tahoe) is a mountain resort in the western United States, located in Placer County, California, near the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe.
Opportunism is the conscious policy and practice of taking advantage of circumstances – with little regard for principles, or with what the consequences are for others.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
An outcrop or rocky outcrop is a visible exposure of bedrock or ancient superficial deposits on the surface of the Earth.
An outwash plain, also called a sandur (plural: sandurs), sandr or sandar, is a plain formed of glacial sediments deposited by meltwater outwash at the terminus of a glacier.
The Pacific Crest is the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range mountain ranges on the West Coast of the United States.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.
A paddle steamer is a steamship or riverboat powered by a steam engine that drives paddle wheels to propel the craft through the water.
A paddle wheel is a form of waterwheel or impeller in which a number of paddles are set around the periphery of the wheel.
Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress.
Seaside pleasure pier in Brighton, England. The first seaside piers were built in England in the early 19th century. A pier is a raised structure in a body of water, typically supported by well-spaced piles or pillars.
Pineapple Express is a non-technical term for a meteorological phenomenon characterized by a strong and persistent flow of atmospheric moisture and associated with heavy precipitation from the waters adjacent to the Hawaiian Islands and extending to any location along the Pacific coast of North America.
Pinus contorta, with the common names lodgepole pine and shore pine, and also known as twisted pine, and contorta pine, is a common tree in western North America.
Placer County, officially the County of Placer, is a county in the U.S. state of California.
Placerville (formerly Old Dry Diggings, Dry Diggings, and Hangtown) is the county seat of El Dorado County, California.
The Pleistocene (often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's most recent period of repeated glaciations.
The Ponderosa Ranch was a theme park based on the popular 1960s television western Bonanza, which housed the affluent land, timber and livestock-rich Cartwright family.
A prime meridian, based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in London, England, was established by Sir George Airy in 1851.
A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.
Pyramid Lake is the geographic sink of the Truckee River Basin, northeast of Reno.
Pyramid Peak is a mountain in the California's Sierra Nevada in the Crystal Range and to the west of Lake Tahoe.
The Quaternary glaciation, also known as the Quaternary Ice Age or Pleistocene glaciation, is a series of glacial events separated by interglacial events during the Quaternary period from 2.58 Ma (million years ago) to present.
Ray Milton Dolby (January 18, 1933 – September 12, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR.
Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada, located in the western part of the state, approximately from Lake Tahoe.
Reno–Tahoe International Airport is a public and military use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of downtown Reno, in Washoe County, Nevada.
A return period, also known as a recurrence interval (sometimes repeat interval) is an estimate of the likelihood of an event, such as an earthquake, flood, landslide, or a river discharge flow to occur.
A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream.
Rorippa subumbellata is a rare species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names Lake Tahoe yellowcress and Tahoe yellow cress.
Round Hill Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
The Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile-long route, part road and part 4x4 trail, located in the Sierra Nevada of the western United States, due west of Lake Tahoe and about east of Sacramento.
Sacramento International Airport is northwest of downtown Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County.
The Sagebrush War (also known as the Boundary War, the War of Injunctions or the Roop County War) was an armed conflict between the California county of Plumas and the now-defunct Nevada County of Roop over the jurisdiction of Lake Honey Valley and Susanville, California.
A sailboat or sailing boat is a boat propelled partly or entirely by sails smaller than a sailing ship.
Salvatore "Sam" Giancana (né Giangana; June 15, 1908 – June 19, 1975), was a Sicilian American mobster, notable as being boss of the criminal Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966.
San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.
The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.
A sawmill or lumber mill is a facility where logs are cut into lumber.
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater.
The Secchi disk, as created in 1865 by Angelo Secchi, is a plain white, circular disk in diameter used to measure water transparency or turbidity in bodies of water.
Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.
A seiche is a standing wave in an enclosed or partially enclosed body of water.
Sewage (or domestic wastewater or municipal wastewater) is a type of wastewater that is produced from a community of people.
The Sierra Nevada (snowy saw range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.
The Sierra Nevada Fault is an active seismic fault along the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada mountain block in California.
The Sierra Nevada-Great Valley Block (SNGV) is a section of the earth's crust in California encompassing most of the region east of the Great Valley fault system which runs along the eastern foot of the Coast Ranges, and west of the Sierra Nevada Fault which runs along the foot of the Sierra Nevada's eastern scarp.
Sierra-at-Tahoe is a ski and snowboard resort in Twin Bridges, California south of Lake Tahoe.
Sinistral and dextral, in some scientific fields, are the two types of chirality ("handedness") or relative direction.
A ski is a narrow strip of semi-rigid material worn underfoot to glide over snow.
A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports.
Skyland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
A sled, sledge, or sleigh is a land vehicle with a smooth underside or possessing a separate body supported by two or more smooth, relatively narrow, longitudinal runners that travels by sliding across a surface.
A slot machine (American English), known variously as a fruit machine (British English), puggy (Scottish English), the slots (Canadian and American English), poker machine/pokies (Australian English and New Zealand English), or simply slot (American English), is a casino gambling machine with three or more reels which spin when a button is pushed.
A snowmobile, also known as a motor sled, motor sledge, or snowmachine, is a motorized vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow.
A snowshoe is footwear for walking over snow.
Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), also called red salmon, kokanee salmon, or blueback salmon, is an anadromous species of salmon found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it.
South Lake Tahoe is the most populous city in El Dorado County, California, United States, in the Sierra Nevada.
Spooner Lake is a man-made reservoir located just north of the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 28 near Spooner Summit, a pass in the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada leading to Carson City, Nevada from Lake Tahoe.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics.
SS Tahoe was a steamship that operated on Lake Tahoe at the end of the 19th century and first half of the 20th.
Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.
Sugar Bowl is a ski and snowboard area in northern Placer County near Norden, California along the Donner Pass of the Sierra Nevada, approximately west of Reno, Nevada on Interstate 80, that opened on December 15, 1939. Sugar Bowl is a medium sized ski area in the Lake Tahoe region, and is well known for its long history, significant advanced terrain, high annual snowfall and being one of the closest ski areas to the San Francisco Bay Area. Sugar Bowl's terrain is 17% Beginner, 45% Intermediate and 38% Advanced. Sugar Bowl was founded by Hannes Schroll and a group of individual investors and is one of the few remaining privately owned resorts in the Lake Tahoe area. Sugar Bowl was the first ski area in California to install a chairlift and the first on the west coast to install a gondola lift.
Sunnyside–Tahoe City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, located on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
A surface lift is a means of cable transport that transports skiers and snowboarders, in which riders remain on the ground as they are pulled uphill.
Survey markers, also called survey marks, survey monuments, or geodetic marks, are objects placed to mark key survey points on the Earth's surface.
In casinos, the term table game is used to distinguish games such as blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat that are played on a table and operated by one or more live dealers like a croupier or poker dealer, from games played on a mechanical device like a video slot machine.
A tacit assumption or implicit assumption is an assumption that includes the underlying agreements or statements made in the development of a logical argument, course of action, decision, or judgment that are not explicitly voiced nor necessarily understood by the decision maker or judge.
Tahoe City (formerly, Tahoe) is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (or TRPA) was formed in 1969 through a bi-state compact between California and Nevada which was ratified by the U.S. Congress.
The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165-mile (266 km) long-distance hiking trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges of California and Nevada in the United States.
In Lake Tahoe folklore, Tahoe Tessie is a creature which resides in North America's largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe, located in Nevada and California.
Tahoe Vista is a census-designated place located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California.
Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc.
Tahoma (formerly, Chambers Lodge) is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States.
Taylor Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
A territorial dispute is a disagreement over the possession/control of land between two or more territorial entities or over the possession or control of land, usually between a new state and the occupying power.
The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
Things Change is a 1988 comedy and drama film directed by David Mamet.
The Thunderbird Lodge, also known as the Whittell Estate, is a historic waterfront estate located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, in western Washoe County, Nevada.
Tom Dolby (born January 17, 1975) is an American filmmaker, producer, and novelist.
A tourist attraction is a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its inherent or exhibited natural or cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, offering leisure and amusement.
Trophic State Index (TSI) is a classification system designed to rate bodies of water based on the amount of biological activity they sustain.
Trout is the common name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae.
The Truckee River is a river in the U.S. states of California and Nevada.
Truckee is an Amtrak train station in Truckee, California.
Truckee Tahoe Airport is a public airport two miles east of Truckee, California, United States.
Truckee (originally, Coburn Station) is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States.
The Truckee–Carson Irrigation District (TCID) is a political subdivision of the State of Nevada, which operates dams at Lake Tahoe, diversion dams on the Truckee River in Washoe County, and the Lake Lahontan reservoir.
A tsunami (from 津波, "harbour wave"; English pronunciation) or tidal wave, also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake.
Tubing (also known as inner tubing, "bumper tubing" or even toobing) is a recreational activity where an individual rides on top of an inner tube, either on water, snow, or through the air.
A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.
TV Land is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), formerly the United States Survey of the Coast (1807–1836), United States Coast Survey (1836–1878), and United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) (1878–1970), is a United States federal agency that defines and manages a national coordinate system, providing the foundation for transportation and communication; mapping and charting; and a large number of applications of science and engineering.
U.S. Route 50 (US 50) is a major east–west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over from West Sacramento, California, to Ocean City, Maryland, on the Atlantic Ocean.
U.S. Route 50 (US 50) in the state of California runs east from Interstate 80 (I-80) in West Sacramento to the Nevada state line in South Lake Tahoe.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is the United States federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for the management and conservation of most federal lands and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States.
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.
The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation's 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
National Forest is a classification of protected and managed federal lands in the United States.
Van Sickle Bi-State Park is a public recreation area straddling the border of California and Nevada, United States, that overlooks Lake Tahoe and preserves the memory of Henry Van Sickle, a key member in the founding of Genoa and the surrounding area.
Vikingsholm is a 38-room mansion on the shore of Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California, U.S., and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Virginia City is a census-designated place (CDP) that is the county seat of Storey County, Nevada.
A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
The Walker Lane is a geologic trough roughly aligned with the California/Nevada border southward to where Death Valley intersects the Garlock Fault, a major left lateral, or sinistral, strike-slip fault.
The Walker River is a river in west-central Nevada in the United States, approximately long.
Ward Creek is a eastward-flowing stream in Placer County, California, USA.
Washo (or Washoe; endonym wá:šiw ʔítlu) is an endangered Native American language isolate spoken by the Washo on the California–Nevada border in the drainages of the Truckee and Carson Rivers, especially around Lake Tahoe.
Washoe County is a county in the U.S. state of Nevada.
Washoe Lake (Washo: c'óʔyaʔ dáʔaw) is a lake located near Carson City in the Washoe Valley of Washoe County, Nevada.
The Washoe are a Great Basin tribe of Native Americans, living near Lake Tahoe at the border between California and Nevada.
A waterway is any navigable body of water.
A wet meadow is a type of wetland with soils that are saturated for part or all of the growing season.
William Fisk Harrah (September 2, 1911 – June 30, 1978) was an American businessman and the founder of Harrah's Hotel and Casinos, now part of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Zephyr Cove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.
Zooplankton are heterotrophic (sometimes detritivorous) plankton.
The meridian 120° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
The 1872 California-Nevada State Boundary Marker marks the initial point for the 1872 survey delineation of the state line between California and Nevada.
The 1960 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VIII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event held between February 18–28, 1960 in Squaw Valley, California, United States.
The 35th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 35 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.
The 39th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 39 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.
The 42nd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 42 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.
The Sixty-second United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
The Sixty-fifth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
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