Lake Tahoe is a large lake with freshwater in the Sierra Nevada area of the United States. Its location is along the border of Nevada and California at 6,225 feet elevation towards west of Carson City. Some lakes are on high altitude and those above 5000 feet elevation above sea level are categorized as Alpine lakes. Lake Tahoe, this is the largest of alpine lakes in North America. Its average depth 1,645 feet and that makes it the second deepest in whole of USA but it is the 6th largest lake in USA by volume at having acquired 122,160,280 acre ft.
Category: Nevada State Attractions
The Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park managed by the National Park Service. It spans three counties in the Northern part of the State of California which are Madera, Mariposa and Tuolumne. The park which strides right to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain is at least one million square miles. There are at least three million visitors that visit the area each year and most of these will spend time in the Yosemite Valley.While about 95 per cent of the area is said to be a desert, it is a haven of granite cliffs, waterfalls, and great biological diversity. Yosemite which is among the least fragmented blocks of the Sierra Nevada was paramount to the area being declared a national park.
Building Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is one of the great tourist sites of America’s south west, and was one of the 20th century’s greatest engineering projects. Originally called Boulder Dam, it was renamed for Herbert Hoover, President when construction was begun and himself a famous engineer. The dam created Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, and is today visited by more than a million people a year. Hoover Dam is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which maintains a Visitor Center and offers tours of the dam and power plant.