Carson River Diversion Dam

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Carson River Diversion Dam
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Carson River Diversion Dam is located in Nevada
Carson River Diversion Dam
Nearest city Fallon, Nevada
Coordinates 39°29′50″N 118°59′57″W / 39.49722°N 118.99917°W / 39.49722; -118.99917Coordinates: 39°29′50″N 118°59′57″W / 39.49722°N 118.99917°W / 39.49722; -118.99917
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built 1904
Architectural style Concrete Gate
Governing body Federal
MPS Newlands Reclamation TR
NRHP Reference # 81000380[1]
Added to NRHP March 25, 1981

The Carson River Diversion Dam on the Carson River near Fallon, Nevada was built in 1904-05. It is a 21-foot (6.4 m) tall, 241-foot (73 m) long "concrete gate structure" with 21 "double leaf slide 5-by-10-foot (1.5 m × 3.0 m) spillway sections.

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It diverts water for use in agricultural irrigation in hundreds of farms within the Newlands Projects area. It is located five miles northeast of the Lahontan Dam that serves a similar function on the Truckee River.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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