I thank the Pyramid Lake
Paiute Tribal Council and the Pyramid Lake
Paiute people for their warm welcome to their community today.
stores water for delivery to Los Angeles and other coastal cities.
At some point in the past, trout were transferred from Pyramid Lake
into a small fishless stream, Morrison Creek, on Pilot Peak in Utah, an event that proved priceless for conservation.
Each fall, Pyramid Lake
is the temporary home to thousands of migrating birds.
The Northern Paiute tribe that settled along the shoreline of Pyramid Lake
has lived as one with the lake.
Located in the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests about 60 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, Pyramid Lake
and Dam were completed in 1973 as part of the massive State Water Project (SWP), the largest state-built multipurpose water project in the United States.
Tucked in among stark foothills on the Paiute Indians' reservation, Pyramid Lake
offers first-rate trout fishing just 36 miles northeast of Reno.
About once every 10 years, the State Water Project drains the reservoir to perform routine inspections and maintenance on an aqueduct tunnel from Pyramid Lake
to Castaic Lake, which it feeds.
About 250 yards of concrete canal liner failed on January 15 during water deliveries from Quail Lake to Pyramid Lake
The power plant has been shut down this month while the California aqueduct tunnel between Pyramid Lake
and the plant are inspected.
Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) This threatened fish has been successfully reared at the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery in Nevada since 1967 as a part of coordinated efforts involving the hatchery, Pyramid Lake
Paiute Tribe, and Nevada Division of Wildlife.
Repairs began on Line 63 last week after a landslide in late March 2005 caused an oil release in the Pyramid Lake
area in northern Los Angeles County.