Statement from the Nevada State Engineer regarding Washoe Lake Dam Incident

The Nevada State Engineer is actively managing a partial failing of the Washoe Lake Dam in Washoe Valley, in accordance with the Dam’s Emergency Action Plan procedures. Currently, the dam is not breached and repairs are underway. The State Engineer is working closely with other state and local officials to restore the integrity of the dam and protect the public. If an evacuation becomes necessary, Washoe County safety officials will notify impacted residents. For updates on evacuations or other public safety announcements, go to