Truckee River snowpack much improved; still below average

The greatly improved snowpack will improve runoff in the Truckee River and flows to Pyramid Lake this spring. The snow and rain in March did come too little and too late to push us to an average water year, however. How quickly drought conditions on the river will return depends on how rapidly the spring Continue Reading »

Spring Equinox Storm brings late surge in Truckee River basin snowpack

Rain over a two day period in Reno is always a rare event. Even less common is a spring equinox atmospheric river storm that drops nearly an inch of rain at the airport in Reno. I recorded 1.75″ of rain in NW Reno from March 20 to 22 while temperatures during the storm never dropped Continue Reading »

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