A geologic block fault is a fracture in the Earth's crust causing blocks of land to move up or down.
Uplifted blocks created the Carson Range on the east and the Sierra Nevada on the west.
Modern Lake Tahoe was shaped and landscaped by the scouring glaciers during the Ice Age (the Great Ice Age began a million or more years ago).
3 million for storm water management and watershed restoration projects.Together, they have a total of 7,051 slot machines and 411 game tables. Famous Residents: Famous neighbors include and have included Charles Bronson, Cher, Natalie Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minelli, Wayne Newton, Dave Duffield, and the Captain and Tennile.Skiing: Skiers can hit the slopes on one of the 182 ski trails in the midst of more than 8,800 total ski resort acres. Movies Filmed at Lake Tahoe: Indian Love Call, starring Jeanette Mc Donald, was the first movie to be filmed at Lake Tahoe in the 1920's.Down-dropped blocks created the Lake Tahoe Basin in between.Some of the highest peaks of the Lake Tahoe Basin that formed during this process were Freel Peak at 10,891 ft (3,320 m), Monument Peak at 10,067 ft (3,068 m) (the present Heavenly Valley Ski Area), Pyramid Peak at 9,983 ft (3,043 m) (in the Desolation Wilderness), and Mt. Snow, rain, and streams filled the southern and lowest part of the basin, forming the ancestral Lake Tahoe.