Lahontan Dam transformed Nevada (Backyard Traveler)

November 6, 2007

Lahontan State Recreation Area in Nevada. 

Near the start of the 20th century, the Lahontan Reservoir was looked upon as the way to transform the dry Nevada landscape into a paradise.

Lahontan’s story begins in 1889, when the United States Geological Survey conducted several studies to determine the practicality of irrigating large portions of the American West. One of the regions considered was Western Nevada, near the location of modern-day Fallon.

Read the complete story at the Backyard Traveler by Rich Moreno.