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100th anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Dam


dam-pic-300x200-2212055-2689446SUBMITTED NEWS — The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the Truckee Meadows Water Authority and the Truckee Carson Irrigation District, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the completion of Lake Tahoe Dam by holding a ceremony on Friday, August 30, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m.

The ceremony will begin at noon with a welcome to Tahoe City, a history of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California with a Tribal Invocation, and comments by agencies and local officials. The ceremony will conclude with the unveiling of a memorial plaque and refreshments.

Lake Tahoe Dam, part of Reclamation’s Newlands Project, was constructed to control the top six feet of Lake Tahoe, equivalent to 732,000 acre-feet of water. The dam is operated to release Lake Tahoe water to supplement flows in the Truckee River. In 1981, the dam was listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is now an integral feature in Tahoe City.

Lake Tahoe Dam’s 100th Anniversary is the beginning of a community celebration. The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, Tahoe City and Tahoe City Public Utility District are planning a four-day event, beginning on Friday, August 30, and ending on Monday, September 2, to celebrate Tahoe City 150th anniversary and Tahoe City Public Utility District 75th anniversary. For more information, please visit www.tahoecity150.com.

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