Bureau of Reclamation to Close Boca Dam Road on the Little Truckee River

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100
Bob Edwards, 775-884-8342

For Release: March 23, 2011

The Bureau of Reclamation announces that Boca Dam road will be closed to car and truck traffic beginning Friday, April 1, 2011, to implement the security plan for Boca Dam. The closure will likely last throughout the summer. Reclamation identified the need to limit public access to the dam to address security concerns and provide protection for the public and lands downstream. Pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle use of the road across Boca Dam will be allowed during the road closure.

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Boca Dam and Reservoir are part of Reclamation's Truckee Storage Project and are located on the Little Truckee River about 6 miles east of Truckee, California, and 27 miles west of Reno, Nevada.

The Tahoe National Forest Boca Campground facilities located on the west side of Boca Reservoir and the Boca Reservoir boat ramp will be accessible using alternate routes. 

To obtain information about the status of the closure, call the recording at 1-800-742-9474. When prompted on the recording, press 21 for Boca Dam road closure information.

For additional information about the road closure, please contact Bob Edwards, Resource Division Manager, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Carson City, Nevada at 775-884-8342 or e-mail Peter Neugebauer at pneugebauer@usbr.gov.

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