Lake Tahoe: Drought, climate change threatening winter, way of life at iconic landmark

There's something disconcerting about life at Lake Tahoe these days.

It's still winter, but visitors are renting bikes instead of snowshoes and kayaks instead of skis. Come summer -- without last-ditch torrential rains -- the lake level is expected to be at such a historic low that some marinas will have to dredge for boats to launch. Jumping off the end of a pier could result in a rock-hard landing.


By Sandwich (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)