Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Northern Nevada and California are in the 4th year of a drought, so our lake is dry! Normally it is a shallow natural lake, 4 miles long and two miles wide, but right now there is hardly any water in Washoe Valley at all right now.

View of Washoe Lake from a distance...

Dry lakebed up close. We even have pictures of people flying kites out there!
Hopefully if we get a couple good winters, our lake will fill back up! There are 11 streams flowing into the lake, all dependent on snow melt. We need a couple years with a good snow pack in the mountains to maintain the lake.
 We got a couple rainstorms over the summer and fall, and people would always ask if that helped the lake out...not at all! All that will do is make it muddy...

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