The flag for Lake Tahoe combines elements of the California and Nevada state flags. Both have stars in near the upper hoist. Since most of Lake Tahoe under California's state border the red star is dominant to the silver star of Nevada. Additionally Nevada's silver star is recessive and upside down when compared to California's star. The upper portion is blue that is taken from the Nevada's flag. The lower portion is white which is taken from California's flag. The middle red stripe is a modified version of bottom stripe of California's flag but place in middle rather than along the bottom.