18th Annual Truckee River Field Study Course


Tour Leader: Karin Peternel, CFM, M.S.
Guest Speakers from UCD, TMWRF, Truckee River Watershed Council, Pyramid Lake Tribe, TMWA, US Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Reclamation and the Nature Conservancy

This two-day field course will cover:

  • Current drought conditions

  • Hydrology and flow regulation under the Orr Ditch Decree and Truckee River Agreement

  • Water quality trends and remediation, including aquatic invasive species

  • Endangered & threatened fish

  • Hydropower generation

  • Riparian habitat restoration

  • Flood control enhancement

  • Legal issues and efforts to negotiate solutions

  • The newly implemented Truckee River Operation Agreement (TROA).

Qualifies for 15 hours of continuing education credit for Nevada engineers and water right surveyors.   Attorneys and others may get credit if approved by their licensing agency.

This is a full two-day field course by bus, covering the entire length of the Truckee River.  Space permitting, there is flexibility for individuals to sign up for one day only.  Seating is limited, and there is a moderate amount of walking involved.




Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
both days. 
*Lunch is included

$250 NWRA Members
$290 Non Members

Meeting Place for Start of Tour:
Registration check-in will take place at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel (formerly the Sienna), 1 Lake Street, Reno, NV 89501. There is parking on Mill Street, one block east of the hotel, where it is not metered.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to NWRA via fax to 775-473-5473, mailed to P.O. Box 8064, Reno, NV 89507, or e-mailed to nevadawaterresources@gmail.com.  Cancellations received within 7 days of the start of the event will not be refunded, however substitutions are welcome.  All other cancellation requests will receive a refund minus a 25% administrative fee.  If you have purchased the registration with a credit card, the convenience fee is non-refundable.


Header photo by LEO DROZDOFF