The Truckee River is a complex and vital stream of water that flows from Lake Tahoe in California into Nevada and through the Truckee Meadows, crossing the boundaries of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County before completing its journey at Pyramid Lake.
OTR will manage, protect and provide stewardship for the Truckee River across all jurisdictional boundaries. Nevada Land Trust and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful act as lead agencies with the assistance and cooperation of a large Truckee River stakeholder group to fundraise and develop the plan.
In September of 2016, the City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County unanimously adopted the One Truckee River Management Plan. This formal adoption ensures a commitment made to fund the local jurisdictions’ participation in and implementation of the plan’s elements.
One Truckee River Initiative
One Truckee River works to ensure a healthy, thriving, sustainable river connected to the hearts and minds of its community.
One Truckee River is a collaboration of public and private partners working together to realize a Truckee River that flows clear and clean, quenches our thirst, sustains the river’s natural ecology, cultural resources and wildlife, and connects residents and visitors to unparalleled opportunities for recreation and regeneration.
Planning and project implementation will be focused on the Truckee River. The One Truckee River Management Plan was created by a collaboration of river partners for both short term and long term management objectives that coordinate within jurisdictional boundaries for a “One Truckee River” plan. While watershed-wide planning is not currently envisioned, interrelated physical, social, cultural and natural resources will be documented as part of context setting. This may include information about water quality and hydrology, connectivity to community resources and trails; health and wellness opportunities; habitat and restoration goals, stewardship and protection; and long term funding strategies.
The project is organized into three initial phases geographically defined: Phase 1 will focus on the heavily used section of the river corridor in greater Reno, from West McCarran Boulevard to the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility; Phase 2 will be from the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility to Pyramid Lake; and Phase 3 will extend from the California/Nevada state line to West McCarran Boulevard in West Reno.
Goal #1: Promote and protect water quality and ecosystem health in the Truckee River.
Goal #2: Create and sustain a safe, beautiful and accessible river connecting people and places.
Goal #3: Build an aware and engaged community that protects and cares for the river.
Goal #4: Ensure the sustainable and collaborative management of the river for today and into the future.
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Funding for this project has been generously provided by:
Conservation Legacy Communications
David Bobzien, Reno City Council
Naomi Duerr, Reno City Council
National Park Service, Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program
Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission
Truckee River Flood Management Authority (in-kind)
Truckee River Fund at Community Foundation of Western Nevada
Washoe County State Question One Program (2002)