Farad, California

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A low building by a river with hydraulic pipes feeding into it and a hole in the wall
The Farad Hydroelectric Plant after the 1966 Truckee earthquake

Farad is a former settlement in Nevada County, California.[1] Farad is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Mystic.[1] The Truckee River crosses Farad halfway between Truckee, CA and Reno, NV.[2]

The Farad Hydroelectric Plant was built alongside the Truckee River at 39°25′11″N 120°01′55″W / 39.4196304°N 120.0318647°W / 39.4196304; -120.0318647[3] by the Sierra Pacific Power Company in 1899.[1][4]

Coordinates: 39°25′41″N 120°01′59″W / 39.42806°N 120.03306°W / 39.42806; -120.03306


  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 528. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ "USGS National Water Information System". Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  3. ^ "CA HomeTownLocator". Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  4. ^ "The long road to respect". Combined Cycle Journal. Retrieved 3 December 2012.