Marlette Lake Water System Tour
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The Marlette Lake Water System is a historic water system originally constructed in the mid-1870's to provide water to Virginia City. It was an engineering marvel, using gravity to move water up and out of the Tahoe Basin, down the Sierra and into the Virginia Range to Virginia City. It still provides raw water to Carson City and Storey County, providing water through an inverted siphon that doesn't need power.
Check-in for the tour at 8:00 a.m., 8:15 a.m. presentation, depart at 9:00 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m.
The location for the bus departure and return for the event will take place at 5400 North Carson Street (north end of Carson City, Eastlake exit in Washoe Valley). If you are traveling from Reno you would head south on I-580 and exit at Eastlake Blvd. Turn right at bottom of off ramp, first left onto old 395 Hwy. toward Hobart Road. Just before you get back on I-580, turn right on County Line Road. The first driveway on right will take you to the tour building, parking is in front of building.
Non-alcoholic beverages, lunch and snacks will be provided during the tour. Casual clothing is recommended and should include long pants and closed toe shoes for the rugged terrain.
September 26, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Lunch is included
August 30, 2019:
$150 NWRA Members
$200 Non Members
August 30, 2019:
$200 NWRA Members
$250 Non Members
Meeting Place for Start of Tour:
5400 North Carson Street (north end of Carson, Eastlake Exit, Washoe Valley)