Lake Tahoe is fed by 63 tributaries; half the water entering the lake is rain falling directly on it.
The Truckee River is the lake’s only outlet. Only one third of the water that leaves the lake leaves via the Truckee, the rest evaporates from the lakes vast surface.
Lake Tahoe was the center and heart of Washoe Indian territory. The English name for Lake Tahoe derives from the mispronunciation of the Washo word “dá’aw,” meaning “Lake”.