12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe amid this week’s heat wave

12 billion gallons of water pour into Lake Tahoe amid this week's heat wave

The process of the Sierra Nevada spring snow melt sped up this week as a heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to parts of the Western United States. What's more, water managers have been releasing water from the lake into the Truckee River for the past 120 consecutive days to make room for snow-melt runoff.

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