Tahoe Lake, a lake in the central part of Lake Tahoe, was in a water level of 2,000 feet when the water hit it.
But due to the hot summer weather, the lake was only about 300 feet high at its lowest point of the day on Thursday.
According to officials, there was a huge influx of water at the lake due to flooding and landslides in the area and the water level had risen about two feet.
The lake was also on fire on Thursday night, with flames shooting from the roof and on the lake floor.
The fire department was forced to evacuate residents from the lake as it was unsafe to do so due to smoke, according to a report in The Tahoe Tribune.
The cause of the water crisis is not yet known.