2021 Fall Lecture Series

Start 2021-09-14 08:00 AM

Churchill County Museum

end 2021-10-19 08:00 AM

Location: Fallon, 1050 S. Maine St

The Churchill County Museum presents the 2021 Fall Lecture Series, "Water Mark:  The Newlands Project and the Mark It Left Behind."

The Newlands Project was one of the first Reclamation projects in the country, with construction beginning in the Lahontan Valley in 1903.  The idea seemed simple:  irrigate land using the waters of the Truckee and Carson Rivers combined.  To control the release of water into the Truckee River, a small dam would be constructed at Lake Tahoe's only outlet.  Downstream, another dam would divert the water into a canal to carry it to the Carson River.  There the combined flows would irrigate almost half a million acres of desert land.  Nearly a century later, conflict and controversy continue, with many legal and legislative battles still unresolved.  Join us as key lecturers present the many facets surrounding the Newlands Project.

The Churchill County Museum is an approved provider of Professional development by the Nevada Department of Education.  Teachers attending will be able to receive instructional hours simply by registering and attending the lectures.  Contact Gretchen Felte at: [email protected]  

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