First day of spring 2018; storm approaching Tahoe & Truckee River

A new storm is approaching the Tahoe and Truckee River basins on the first day of spring. Will it bring significant rain and snow to the region to help make up for the dry Dec-Jan-Feb? As impressive as it looks, it could end up producing much more precipitation on the western side of the Sierra Continue Reading »

“The Disappearing West”: NV ranks high in degraded rivers

“The Disappearing West”, a report produced by Conservation Science Partners based in nearby Truckee, documents the dramatic degradation of rivers in an interactive series of maps and animated illustrations. The report appears online at the Center for American Progress website. The report attempts to map 300,000 miles of rivers and streams in the 11 western states and Continue Reading »

One Truckee River Coordinator sought

“… One Truckee River seeks a qualified individual contractor to provide professional services as OTR Coordinator. Initial grant funding is being provided by the Truckee River Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection 319 Program, and an anonymous individual donor…” See the full text of the RFP here. FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle+email

Warm and dry start to February

The forecast for the first week in February calls for daily high temperatures hovering close to the 60ºF mark and no snow or rain in Reno-Sparks. As winter ticks away, the chances of recovering the Tahoe-Truckee mountain snowpack to average by April 1 dim. Most higher elevation NRCS (National Resource Conservation Service) stations in the Continue Reading »

Encampments spread along the Truckee River Bikeway in Sparks

Unfortunately, too many people build shelters up and down the Truckee River Bike way and walking path. The Truckee River and bike way are a major amenity for residents and visitors alike – at least they should be. Today, after a brief walk along the Truckee, I saw at least a dozen people occupying some 8 Continue Reading »