Truckee River Yacht Club founded in 1988 works to protect the Truckee River for all of us – human, fish and wildlife.
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout spawn for first time since 1938
Today the RGJ’s environmental reporter Jeff Delong reported on the successful spawning of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in the lower Truckee River in 76 years. The fish dug spawning beds and reproduced in the Truckee River between the mouth of the river and Marble Bluff Dam.
Truckee River flows into Pyramid Lake in the summer of 2013
The article tells the story of how we lost this valuable resource largely to the construction of the Derby Dam on the river which diverts a significant flow of the river to the Newlands Irrigation Project.
We can only hope that the river and the fish can now thrive once again in the 21st century.