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The Pyramid Lake Department of Water Resources was founded in 1990 with the intention of implementating PL 101-618. Over the past 13 years the Tribe has been involved with various state and federal agencies, negotiating a reasonable water rights settlement. The Settlement Act, as it is sometimes called, will help stablize lake levels, provide sufficient flows to maintain the fisheries program, and provide the tribe with an Economic Development Fund for the future needs of the Pyramid Lake Reservation.

The water Resources Department also manages the water for area farmers to irrigate lands within the boundaries of the reservation. The water comes from the 1944 Orr Ditch Decree. Currently the department is working on the Draft Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA). One of the main objectives of the department is to secure enough water for the maintenance of Pyramid Lake.

To contact us:

Norman Harry
208 Capitol Hill
P. O. Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424
Phone: (775) 574-1050
Fax: (775) 574-1025
Email: Norman Harry