MEDIA ADVISORY: Lake Tahoe Dam Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs PAO, 916-978-5100

For Release: August 26, 2013

TAHOE CITY, Calif. - 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 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.

WHAT: Lake Tahoe Dam 100th Anniversary Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, August 30, 2013, noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Tahoe Dam, West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145

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


Westbound and Eastbound I-80: Take the CA-89 S exit toward Lake Tahoe. At the traffic circle, take the first exit unto CA-89 S. Turn right onto W Lake Blvd. The event location will be on the left, adjacent to the dam.

From I-50: Take CA-89 N to Tahoe City. The event location will be on the right, adjacent to the dam.

Please be advised: Media credentials are required.

For additional information on the project, please visit

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