Derby Dam – Newlands Project diversion on Truckee River (2013)1

The Derby Dam diverts Truckee River water from its natural course which goes to Pyramid Lake. Instead water flows into the Truckee Canal to the Carson River.

The Derby Dam diverts Truckee River water away from its natural course which flows to Pyramid Lake. The dam diverts a significant amount of the Truckee River into the Truckee Canal to Lahontan Reservoir on the Carson River.

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The Derby Dam diverts Truckee River water over to the Carson River. Built in 1907, its original purpose was to supplement the flow of the Carson River to support agriculture around the towns of Fernley and Fallon. Lahontan Valley farmers around Fallon get water from both the Truckee and Carson River.

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