LAKE TAHOE OUTLET GATES

Historical Landmark

Description:
Conflicting control of these gates, first built in 1870, resulted in the two-decade 'Tahoe Water War' between lakeshore owners and downstream Truckee River water users. The dispute was settled in 1910-11 when techniques for determining water content in snow, developed by Dr. James E. Church, Jr., made possible the accurate prediction and control of the seasonal rise in lake and river levels.


Registration Date: 9/16/1964

Location:
City: Tahoe City
County: Placer

Directions:
73 N Lake Blvd (Hwy 89), at SW corner of Truckee River Bridge, Tahoe City


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