The Truckee River is the keystone of our communities from the town of Truckee in California across the state line in Nevada to the cities of Reno and Sparks, and continuing on to Wadsworth and Nixon on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation. The river is our life blood supplying water for many uses along its 114 mile length. The river paints a different scene with its sinuous blue ribbon of water through each day and throughout the year. It talks to its visitors in its turbulent rapids and quiet riffles alike. It is home to fishes and birds in all seasons. It is a place of solace for all of us.
The goal on our pages is to remind us that the Truckee River is essential to our way-of-life – to remind us that we use the river but must not over-use the river – to remind us that a clean river is not just essential to fish and wildlife but to all of us as well – to remind us that flood plains are publicly costly places to develop businesses and infrastructure – to remind us that recreation is dependent on public access to the river – to remind us that flood-control is best achieved by not needing it – to remind us that restoring the river is akin to restoring our future.
We welcome discussion on our pages of the often complex water issues facing our communities. Understanding the important roles of water conservation, water treatment, flood control, river restoration, river recreation, and protecting the river floodplain is necessary to the formation of sound public policies to keep the river healthy for generations to come.
We hope that the website will also offer background and resource and historical information which will inform us all.
Your help in commenting and offering feedback will help us in making sure our information is up-to-date and accurate.