Near Nixon in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The lake is supporting endangered and threatened species that are still part of the Paiute peoples diet and traditional heritage. A reclamation plan includes redirecting surface flows which are contained in created and existing wetlands at the site. Soil amendments with lime and topsoil have been added to minimize the effects of pH on the biological life. Revegetation of the site does require plant species that are salt and heavy metal tolerant. The tailings are being contained in the old railroad bed to reduce oxidation. Capping and revegetating are done to reduce the water rcontact with the active tailings.
Pyramid Lake is a natural & cultural resource for the Pyramid Paiute people. The Tribe has depended on the lake for thousands of years to provide for their existence and is working
The co-operation of all these agencies listed below have made this important reclamation project possible.
Erected by Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe; University of Nevada, Reno; Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management; State of Nevada, Division of Minerals.
Location. 39° 50.772′ N, 119° 27.282′ W. Marker is near Nixon, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Sutcliffe Highway (Nevada Route 446) near Pyramid Lake Road (Nevada Route 445), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nixon NV 89424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kooyooe Panunadu - Pyramid Lake (approx. 7.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The mine and marker are located on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation.
Categories. • Disasters • Native Americans • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.