Official: Washoe Lake Dam could breach

By Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal

The Washoe Lake Dam has an apparent leak that could undermine the structure and cause it to fail.

That’s according to the Nevada Division of Water Resources which is marshaling resources to make an emergency repair, according to State Engineer Jason King.

“When you have seepage going through an earthen embankment… all of a sudden you can have a failure,” King said. 

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