Welcome to El Dorado County Search and Rescue – Lake Tahoe Unit
We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preparing for and executing search and rescue missions in South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding wilderness areas.
Our team of 30-40 members is led by a cadre of sworn Sheriff’s deputies. On average we conduct about 80 real-world missions per year
In addition to basic Search and Rescue teams, we field Nordic, Snowmobile/OHV, Technical Rope Rescue, Swift Water, K-9 and Command specialty teams.
April SAR Meeting Changed!!
Attention all Tahoe Unit members, the monthly meeting for April has been changed to the 4th Tuesday, April 22nd due to some scheduling conflicts. Please mark this in you calendars. Location of meeting will be announced as we get closer to the date.
Upcoming Weather for Lake Tahoe Area:
As of 3/31/2014
- Sierra-northeastern CA — Snow expected to begin late this afternoon in the Sierra with the heaviest period this evening into early Tuesday
morning. High confidence for snow levels around 4000-4500 feet with accumulations up to a foot above 7000 feet. Winter weather
in place for much of the Sierra and northeastern California. Road impacts are likely.
- Western NV — With snow levels down to valley floors it is possible for some snow across western Nevada valleys late tonight into early
Tuesday. Best chance for precipitation for the valleys will be tonight between 9pm and 4am. Accumulations are possible in the foothills and south
into Minden/Carson City with up to a inch of snow. Slick roads expected for the morning commute, but temperatures in the lower valleys should stay warm
enough to keep roads mainly wet with little snow accumulation.
- Tuesday thru Wednesday — Snow showers will continue through the day on Tuesday with little in the way of additional accumulations. With the
cold low overheard, there is a chance for thunderstorms with snow showers through midday Wednesday. Cold season thunderstorms can produce lightning,
snow, and ice pellets with gusty winds as well.
National Weather Service Reno.
Sierra Avalanche Center – Get the latest Avalanche updates for the area.
As of 3/31/2014 – MODERATE avalanche danger exists on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to lingering wind slabs and persistent slabs. Human triggered avalanches are possible in these areas. For all other areas avalanche danger is LOW.