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On The Hook For Three Days In Emerald Bay – Lake Tahoe, California

On the Hook for Three Days in Emerald Bay – Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft, it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America with a depth is 1,645 ft, making it USA's second-deepest lake. Additionally, Lake Tahoe is listed as the 26th largest lake by volume in the world at 122,160,280 acre·ft. The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for its water clarity and stunning mountain panorama view in all directions. Within minutes after our boat inspection, we were at the boat launch ramp in Homewood, California. We presented our inspection documentation and proceeded to put the boat in the water. A picture perfect day with not a ripple in the lake, we glided away from shore for our…

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Lake Tahoe Takes Its Water Condition Seriously

Lake Tahoe Takes Its Water Condition Seriously

Just short of reaching Homewood, California (Lake Tahoe) we visited the boat inspection site to have our boat thoroughly examined before we could launch it into Lake Tahoe. The residents of Lake Tahoe want to keep any destructive, aquatic invaders such as the quagga and zebra mussels, New Zealand mudsnail and many other damaging species out of their beautiful, blue, mountain lake water. We weren't quite sure what the inspection involved but we found out fairly quickly, from our responses to their questions, we needed the full procedure. We were instructed to pull onto the mat laid out by the station and the process began. They hooked up the raw water intakes and flushed the boat and its systems with 140 degree water to destroy any possible remaining invasive species. There is also a fee for this inspection. The whole procedure took about an hour for our boat. It was a little nerve wracking for us, having only had our new tug…

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