Carson River Diversion Dam

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Carson River Diversion Dam
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
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.


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]