Lake Tahoe Dam

Overview
Foundation: Pleistocene lacustrine clay and sand containing minor amounts of gravel

General
RegionFacilities in Mid-Pacific | Mid-Pacific Home Page
StateCalifornia
CountyPlacer
ProjectNewlands
Dam Type
ReservoirLake Tahoe
WatercourseTruckee River
Location
Longitude
Latitude
Original Construction1909-1913
Modified Construction
National ID NumberCA10162
Hydrologic Unit Code

Dimensions
Structural Height18.20 ft
Hydraulic Height (Normal Operating Depth at Dam)10.1 ft
Top Parapet (Elevation)
Spillway Crest Elevation
Crest Elevation6233.20 ft
Crest Length109 ft
Crest Width11 ft
Base Width19 ft
Volume of Dam Construction Materials1000 cu yd
Streambed at Dam Axis
Top of Exclusive Flood Control Pool (Elevation)
Top of Joint Use Pool (Elevation)
Top of Active Conservation Pool (Elevation)
Top of Inactive Conservation Pool (Elevation)
Top of Dead Storage Pool (Elevation)

Hydraulics & Hydrology
Volume441500.0 acre-ft
Total Water Storage at Elevation732000.0 acre-ft at 6229.1
Maximum Water Surface Elevation6232.2 ft
Normal Water Surface Elevation
Spillway Type
Auxiliary Spillway
Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Auxiliary Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Uncontrolled Spillway Capacity at Elevation
Outlet Works Capacity at Elevation2100 cfs at 6229.1 ft
Diversion Capacity at Elevation
Drainage Area505 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report (HMR)HMR 49
Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) Report1986 Rain on Snow

Contact Information
Owner
TitleArea Office Manager
OrganizationLahontan Basin Area Office
Address705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320
CityCarson City, NV 89701
Phone (Office)775 882-3436
Operator
OrganizationTruckee-Carson Irrigation District
AddressPO Box 1356
CityFallon, NV 89407-1356
Phone (Fax)702 423-5354
Phone (Office)702 423-2141


Last updated: Oct 30, 2008