NO. 797 LAKE TAHOE OUTLET GATES - Conflicting control of these gates, first built in 1870, resulted in the two-decade 'Tahoe Water War' between lakeshore owners and downstream Truckee River water users. The dispute was settled in 1910-11 when techniques for determining water content in snow, developed by Dr. James E. Church, Jr., made possible the accurate prediction and control of the seasonal rise in lake and river levels.
Lake Tahoe Outlet Gates and Gatekeeper's Cabin: 130 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City
The State Plaque was removed during construction in the area. Read the below for the whole story.