Boca Dam (LBAO)
Reclamation’s Boca Dam modifications to resist seismic loads during earthquakes were recently completed in October 2020. In May 2019, Reclamation began the modifications, temporarily shutting down during the 2019/2020 winter. The project again resumed on April 20, 2020. Boca Dam is located six miles northeast of Truckee.
Area Roads and Reservoir Status
Stampede Meadows Road remains open. The road over Boca Dam opened on October 19, 2020. An alternative west-side reservoir route also exists via Prosser Dam Road to Boca Road.
Direct project-related questions to the California-Great Basin Construction Office at 530-892-6262 (TTY 800-877-8339) or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- (Oct. 19, 2020) “Reclamation modernizes Boca Dam with Safety of Dams improvements”
- (April 17, 2020) “Reclamation to resume Boca Dam construction on April 20”
- (Nov. 8, 2019) “Reclamation suspends Boca Dam construction for winter season”
- (April 4, 2019) “Reclamation announces Boca Dam improvements and temporary road closure”
Construction Photos and Background
Video: Safety of DamsClick the below video to learn how through the Bureau of Reclamation's Safety of Dams Program, $59 million in safety modifications at Boca and Stampede dams, east of Truckee, California, were completed in under four years.
Reclamation's Safety of Dams Program website is at usbr.gov/ssle/damsafety.