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A vividly colored oval embayment of Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay was formed by moraines as parallel glaciers receded. The site is an outstanding example of glacial geology.
Location: El Dorado County, CA
Year designated: 1968
Ownership: Federal, State
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Last Updated: June 28, 2012