Nevada Appeal at 150: April 19, 1912 — Lahontan Dam is Building | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: April 19, 1912 — Lahontan Dam is Building

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.

Lahontan Dam is Building

Government Work is Rushed for Farmers

Construction of the Lahontan Dam near Fallon was well underway in 1912, when work included movement of dirt into the great embankment using a “great electric excavator,” one of the first of its kind. The dam, completed in 1915, was built to irrigate lands near Fallon and produce hydroelectric power.