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Tahoe Silicon Mountain hosting Sierra snow presentation

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is hosting Mark McLaughlin to present: "Taming the Beast: A Snapshot History of Snow Surveying & Truckee-Tahoe Water Management."

The Truckee River is prone to a damaging flood every decade. Understanding how to predict floods and anticipate river flow when the snow melts is crucial for downstream communities.

McLaughlin will talk about the history of snow surveying over the past century. He will cover everything from the pioneering research of a UNR professor with his simple snow sampler to the establishment of the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory near Donner Pass.

McLaughlin, a Tahoe historian and award-winning, nationally published author and professional speaker, has written six books and more than 800 articles. He has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio and has appeared on CNN, The History Channel and The Weather Channel. Mark is currently consulting for The Weather Channel on a new Donner Party documentary.

Visit thestormking.com to learn more about McLaughlin.

The meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

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This month's event is sponsored by New Leaders and Snohoe.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Silicon Mountain. Visit http://www.TahoeSiliconMountain.com to learn more.