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Welcome to Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation
Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: August 25, 2016
Caption: Welcome to Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation
Additional Description: The reservation is home to the Kooyooe Tukadu band Northern Paiute people. The band is named for the cui-ui (kooyooe), a unique prehistoric fish found only in Pyramid Lake, at the heart of the reservation. Visit the Pyramid Lake Visitors Cultural Center to learn more about the Kooyooe Tukadu people and to explore the natural history of Pyramid Lake.
Pyramid Lake Tribal permits are required for day use, camping, fishing, and boating on the reservation. Permits can be purchased at the Sutcliff Ranger Station and other locations. Information on current tribal regulations can be obtained at the Sutcliff Ranger Station oar the Tribal Headquarters in Nixon.

Pyramid Lake Facts
Declaration of Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation: March 23, 1874
Reservation Capitol: Nixon, Nevada
Reservation Size: 476,728 acres
Pyramid Lake Size: 27 miles long, 4 -11 miles wide, about 183 square miles
Maximum Depth: 356 feet
Shoreline: 69 miles, Pyramid Lake is a "terminal lake" -- water flows in from the Truckee River, but does not flow out.
Native Fish Species: Cui-ui (kaoyeoi), Lahontan cutthroat trout (agi), Tahoe sucker, Lahotan tui chub
Average Annual Precipitation: 7 inches
Average Summer Temperature: Air 86 F, Water 75 F
Average Winter Temperature: Air 45 F, Water 43 F


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Submitted: September 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p362077
File Size: 3.431 Megabytes

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