Tahoe’s Emerald Bay Has Completely Frozen Over
For the first time in decades, Tahoe’s Emerald Bay has completely frozen over.
ABC7 shared the news from the California State Parks that the stunningly beautiful Emerald Bay has not frozen over since the early 1990s. Located 12 miles north of South Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay last froze in 1993 and in 1989, and earlier that? It likely hadn’t frozen over since the 1950s.
While it’s fairly common for some of Emerald Bay to freeze, especially near the shore, it’s extremely rare to see the entire Bay frozen over. It’s estimated that the ice is 6 inches thick. Of course, the ice is not thick enough to venture out on, so while you may view safely from the shore; don’t trek out onto the Bay.
Tahoe’s #EmeraldBay has completely frozen over for perhaps the first time in decades. The last time may have been in the early 1990s, according to California State Park officials. https://t.co/mSMoftdCOw pic.twitter.com/68Pq7S1QaC
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