Boca Dam


Boca Dam

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name =Boca Dam
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caption =
location= South end of Boca Reservoir,
Truckee, California
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 23
lat_seconds = 26
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 120
long_minutes = 05
long_seconds = 40
long_direction = W
locmapin = California
built =1937-1939
architect=
architecture= No Style Listed
added = 1981
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governing_body = Washoe County Water Conservancy District
refnum=81000712
The Boca Dam is an earthfill dam (National ID No. CA10135) and a part of the Truckee Storage Project that encompasses Nevada County, California and Washoe County, Nevada. Open year-round, it's located at the southern end of Boca Reservoir, convert|1|mi|km|abbr=on north of Interstate 80, convert|.3|mi|km|abbr=on above the confluence of the Little Truckee River and the Truckee River, and convert|6|mi|km|abbr=on northeast of Truckee, California. Reno, Nevada lies convert|27|mi|km|abbr=on to the southwest. [cite web |url=http://www.truckee.com/pointsofinterest5.html |title=Boca Dam and Reservoir |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=truckee.com]

Boca Dam's area of significance includes agriculture, conservation, and engineering. It's owned by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, and operated by the Washoe County Water Conservation District. The technical point of contact is the United States District Court Water Master's Office in Reno. [cite web |url=http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/faculty/lund/dams/TruckeeR.System/bocatour.html |title=Boca Dam |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=cdavis.edu] The dam's major period of significance was 1925 through 1949. [cite web |url=http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/CA/Nevada/state.html |title=Boca Dam |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com]

Dimensions

* Crest elevation: convert|5615|ft|m|abbr=on
* Structural height: convert|93|ft|m|abbr=on
* Crest length: convert|1629|ft|m|abbr=on
* Top of joint use: convert|5605|ft|m|abbr=on
* Top of active conservation: convert|5596.37|ft|m|abbr=on
* Top of inactive conservation: N/A
* Spillway crest: convert|5589|ft|m|abbr=on
* Top of dead storage: convert|5521|ft|m|abbr=on
* Streambed at dam axis: convert|5512|ft|m|abbr=on [cite web |url=http://www.usbr.gov/dataweb/dams/ca10135.htm |title=Boca Dam |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=usbr.gov]

Landmark

The dam is registered in the National Register of Historic Places. Its commemorative plaque states:

BOCA DAM 1937 - 1940

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
HAROLD L. ICKES...SECRETARY

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
JOHN C. PAGE...COMMISSIONER
R. F. WALTER...CHIEF ENGINEER
L. J. FOSTER AND C. S. HALE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS

HEIGHT..............116 FEET
LENGTH..............1629 FEET
STORAGE CAPACITY....40,901 ACRE-FEET
CONTRACTOR..........GEORGE W. CONDON CO. [cite web |url=http://www.noehill.com/nevada_county_california/nat1981000712.asp |title=National Register of Historic Places in Nevada County, California |accessdate=2008-07-22 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=noehill.com]

References

External links

* [http://www.noehill.com/nevada_county_california/nat1981000712.asp Boca Dam] at Noehill Travels in California
* [http://www.usbr.gov/dataweb/dams/ca10135.htm Boca Dam] at U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation


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