Truckee Meadows Draft Water Resource Plan adoption and public open houses scheduled

A new water resource plan is being finalized by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority. The 149 page plan attempts to demonstrate that water will be available for growth and that TMWA has a firm understanding of the cycles of droughts and floods and climate change and is assured of its upstream storage and ground water pumping on the Truckee River to meet demand.  The water plan also says that TMWA will pursue far-flung (my word) water developments “to meet water demands beyond the 2035 planning horizon.”

On October 21 at its Strategic Planning Workshop, the TMWA Board of Directors discussed the Draft Water Resource PlanThe plan will again be discussed at a Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting at TMWA Offices,1355 Capital Boulevard in Reno scheduled for November 3, 2015. [Click here to download the draft plan]. You can see video of the October 21st meeting here.

Four open house meetings (below) are scheduled so that the public can comment and discuss the draft 2016-2035 Water Resource Plan.

Date: Monday, November 9, 2015, Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Spanish Springs Library at Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Lake Hwy, Spanish Springs

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015, Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: Truckee Meadows Water Authority, 1355 Capital Blvd., Reno

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: O’Brien Middle School, 10500 Stead Blvd., Reno

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Location: South Valleys Library,15650 Wedge Parkway, Reno

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About Dennis Ghiglieri

My concern for the Truckee River grew over the years. It started with picking up trash and supporting better water quality. I helped create the "living river"plan with other citizens on the Community Flood Coalition; a plan to reduce flood impacts to infrastructure through river restoration and protection of the floodplain. I understand how critical the Truckee River is to the environment – and economy – of our entire region. I'm hoping that through these pages we can all understand our connection to the Truckee River and why we need to protect it.