Tahoe City dam to celebrate 100th year

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 on Aug. 30 from noon to 2pm.

The dam is better known as Fanny Bridge to those in Lake Tahoe.

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 6 feet of Lake Tahoe, equivalent to 732,000 acre-feet of water. The dam is operated to release water from Lake Tahoe to supplement flows in the Truckee River.

In 1981, the dam was listed on the National Register of Historical Places.