NIXON, Nev. (KOLO) - The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Pyramid Lake remains closed to boating, recreation and camping, and all beaches are still closed to the public because of damage caused by January flooding.
Highway 446 damage courtesy WCSO RAVEN
Most beach access roads have sustained damage from the flooding, and some areas continue to experience runoff from recent precipitation. The tribe is initiating a recovery plan for repairs to the boat docks and roads that will require substantial resources and time to complete the repairs.
All of Highway 446 will remain closed to the public for the next several months because of extensive damage on the highway. Work crews are working to restore the road.
The tribe anticipates re-opening certain areas of Pyramid Lake in early April 2017, pending no additional weather problems or other unanticipated delays. The tribe plans to notify the public when Pyramid Lake is reopened and when it is safe for recreation to return to the lake.
The lake will remain closed and tribal permits will not be issued until further notice.
A temporary road paralleling Nevada State Route 446 between Sutcliffe and Nixon has been opened to tribal residents only, with guidance from a pilot car, after 446 was damaged in January's flooding. School buses and emergency vehicles are also allowed. Drivers are advised to plan accordingly.