Marlette Lake Water System


Marlette Lake Water System
Marlette Lake Water System
Marlette Lake above Lake Tahoe.
Nearest city: Virginia City, Nevada
Built: 1873
Architect: Hermann Schussler
Governing body: State
NRHP Reference#: 92001162 [1]
Added to NRHP: September 16, 1992

The Marlette Lake Water System was created to provide water for the silver mining boom in Virginia City, Nevada. These structures are now listed as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The mines required large amounts of water and timber to supply the houses and mines. To feed these mines, Marlette Lake, Hobart Reservoir, and Spooner Lake were built, and a number of flumes and pipelines were built to funnel the water down to Virginia City. The trail where the flume was located is now a trail for mountain biking and hiking.

The water system is now located inside Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park.

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