What a Difference a Year Makes!   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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The last couple of years have been tough on all of California. The drought hurt everyone, and our lovely Lake Tahoe went below its natural rim, causing the Truckee River to stop flowing from its mouth at Tahoe City.

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Photo by Steve Tietze 2015 (From the ‘I love Lake Tahoe facebook page)

 

That may have made for some lovely seas of lupine where they normally wouldn’t be, but we’d much rather have the water.

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Lupine where there normally is lake, in Tahoe City. Photo by Michelle Portesi

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We had a strong winter, which was enough to fill Lake Tahoe back to its natural rim, and once again, the Truckee River is flowing from the dam in Tahoe City. Who knows, we may even see some river rafting again this year!

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Photo by Steve Tietze – Spring 2016 (From the ‘I love Lake Tahoe’ facebook page)

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And we’ve got more to come. Some of the peaks around the lake are still covered in snow, and more runoff is sure to make its way to the lake and the various streams and rivers. Rain still occasionally has been making an appearance, enough to keep everything looking lush and green. Keep it coming Mother Nature!

The Truckee River is flowing briskly, as is the Yuba River on Donner Summit and many streams and waterfalls along the way. It’s time to put on some hiking shoes or break out the bike and enjoy one of our lovely spring days along the body of water of your choice.

For more amazing photos, follow Steve Tietze on his facebook page: www.facebook.com/Gateway69 or on instagram  – @aerialflightproductions

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

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