The death toll from the storm also rose. A 20-year-old man was found dead Monday inside an overturned car submerged in a creek in Novato, authorities said. Three other deaths -- including a woman who was killed by a fallen tree -- are also believed to be tied to the storms.
For all the water that has flowed into Lake Tahoe, the National Weather Service said the lake was still below its long-term average for winter.
Which is why Chuck Self isn't batting an eye at the conditions.
The 51-year Lake Tahoe resident, who runs Chuck's Charter Fishing, said "the lake has come up, no doubt." But historically, "this is absolutely nothing."
(Sahagun reported from Mono Lake and Serna and Stevens from Los Angeles. Staff writer Paige St. John contributed to this report from Truckee, Calif.)
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