#797:  Lake Tahoe Outlet Gates

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73 N Lake Blvd (Hwy 89), at SW corner of Truckee River Bridge, Tahoe City





No Plaque


Last I heard, the plaque is in storage.

From the Guidebook:

Conflicting control of these gates, first built in 1870, resulted in the two-decade 'Tahoe Water War' between lakeshore owners and downstream Truckee River water users. The dispute was settled in 1910-11 when techniques for determining water content in snow, developed by Dr. James E. Church, Jr., made possible the accurate prediction and control of the seasonal rise in lake and river levels.

2009 David Schmitt