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1873 Wooden Box Flume

Water was first brought to the Comstock by springs and wells. Usually, however, by autumn the water supply became insufficient. The solution brought water from high up in the Sierras.

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Rye Patch Reservoir

Construction of Rye Patch Dam began in 1935 and was in 1934. The 75-ft-high, earth-filled dam was built to control floods on the Humboldt River and provide for irrigation.