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Helms Pit

Date of photo: January 1997
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Facebook: Sparks Museum & Cultural Center

Tags: 1997flood, helmspit, i80, sparks,

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The New Years' 1997 flood undermined the I-80 freeway in Sparks and filled the Helms gravel pit with water, creating the Sparks Marina Lake.


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Date Uploaded: January 31, 2021

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/fb10157956338606715

Contributor: Sparks Museum & Cultural Center on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Sparks Museum & Cultural Center

Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/SparksMuseum/photos/a.208354381714/10157956338606715

Source Caption: The New Years Flood of 1997 was one of the largest on record in Northern Nevada and resulted in significant property damage throughout the region and in Sparks. The flood caused a portion of Interstate 80 to fall into what was then known as the Helm's Pit. #SpiritofSparks

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