Friends of NWRA




Looking to hire our students and alumni? Don’t miss out on UNLV's Spring Job Fair 2018!

Wednesday March 7, 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Student Union Ballroom, UNLV campus

Standard site is: $550
Government/Non-profit is:  $350
Log into your Hire A Rebel CareerLink account to register for the Spring Job Fair 2018.

Forum and Floodplain Management Plan Update Workshop

April 11 & 12, 2018 9:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday, April 11: Forum and Floodplain Management Plan Update Workshop
Thursday, April 12: Forum and Environmental Education Roundtable

The Carson River Coalition invites you to the 2018 Carson River Watershed Management Forum. The forum is your opportunity to learn about the extraordinary efforts being implemented by local organizations who work together to manage, conserve, and protect our community, the watershed and its floodplains.

CEU credits will be available for planners and engineers.   

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One Truckee River is hosting its second annual River Stories contest. Anyone with a memory that connects them to a place along the Truckee River -- from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake -- is encouraged to submit a small story or poem (under 300 words). There are both youth and adult categories, and prizes will be given to the selected winners. The winners will also be invited to read their submissions at a public event during One Truckee River Month in May. All submissions may be considered for future art projects along the Truckee River.

Submissions are accepted from February 12th through April 2nd. Attached is a flyer with dates and submission details. Please share with anyone you think may be interested in submitting a story. We encourage not only the Reno-Sparks area to submit, but those along the entire Truckee River – Tahoe City to Truckee to Verdi and all the way up to Gerlach and the Pyramid Lake area.

To submit your story, see contest rules, or read last year’s winning submissions, click here.

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. To learn more, visit our website

New Internship Opening at TRWC

We are now accepting applications for a new internship position. The candidate will fulfill a coordinating role at the Watershed Council, assisting with fundraising, media, administration, and outreach. Review the posting for more information.

CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants Now Online (Deadline: March 15, 2018)

The Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, now has funds available for the California Bay-Delta Restoration Program.  The program will fund feasible urban and agricultural projects that improve ecosystem health, including the protection of endangered and threatened species, water supply reliability or water quality of the California Bay-Delta through water use efficiency and conservation that result in quantifiable and sustained water savings or improved water management. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2018, no later than 1:00 pm PST.  To apply for this grant, please visit

Journal of Paleolimnology

I want to bring your attention to publication (finally!) of two special issues of the Journal of Paleolimnology ( that contain papers from the 2015 ILIC6 meeting held in Reno Nevada.  The first issue on pre-Holocene lakes is already online at the JoPL webpage, and the second on Holocene and modern lakes will be published at the end of January.  I'd like to thank all the authors for being persistent and patient in getting these issues published.  It has taken a long time!

I would also like to remind everyone that nominations for the Bradley Medal are due by the end of January.  Please send nominations to Michael Rosen as soon as possible so that they may be considered.

Finally, the next ILIC meeting combined with the IPA meeting will be in Stockholm in June 2018.  Please go to the webpage frequently as more information will be added quickly.  Abstracts will be called for shortly.

I look forward to receiving many Bradley Medal nominations and seeing you at the next IAL-IPA meeting in Stockholm.

Michael Rosen
IAL Chair

The Winter 2018 issue of Nevada Water News, the quarterly newsletter for the Nevada Water Resources Research Institute (NWRRI), is now available on the NWRRI website. Inside you will find articles on the water resources research being conducted in Nevada, as well as the principal investigators and students conducting the research.

Apply Now: NWRI Graduate Fellowship Program Applications

NWRI is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowship Program.  These fellowships are awarded to graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities who are conducting research related to water resources and treatment.  NWRI’s goal in funding student research is to support the development of the next generation of experts in water resources science and policy.  Applications are due by March 1, 2018, and awards will be announced in summer 2018.

To download the guidelines and application, please visit:

Funding Opportunity Available: WaterSMART Program, February 27, 2018

 The Bureau of Reclamation released a funding opportunity for projects that develop both a technical study that creates a methodology for analyzing economic effects of alternative reservoir operating procedures and improvements, and a transferable tool to allow reservoir operators to estimate the benefits analyzed in the technical study.   This opportunity is through the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program, and the deadline for proposals is February 27, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.  To view this funding opportunity, visit HERE.

EduMine’s Upcoming Course:

Advanced Tailings Facility Design, Construction, Operation, and Closure – Live Webcast I March 6, 7 & 8, 2018

Geological Society of Nevada, Elko Chapter Scholarship

For more information, please visit:
Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration

August 6-10, 2018 - Truckee, California USA

This five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments, and includes field measurements, mapping, interpretation, field trips to the Truckee River and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and workshops on stream restoration problems faced by participants. Now in its 24th successful year, the course is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, combining a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and facilities, such as an outdoor classroom, stream table to demonstrate channel adjustments, on-site laboratory, and Sagehen Creek, with its rich history of research in fluvial geomorphology and ecology. Instructors are drawn from multiple disciplines and from both research and practice.

Carson River Watershed - Requesting Statements of Qualifications for Two Projects: REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR CARSON RIVER WATERSHED

1: Dayton Valley Area Drainage Master Plan RFQ

2: Floodplain Ordinance Update RFQ

Boart Longyear develops online store for easier ordering of drilling tools and parts.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – October 10, 2017 – Boart Longyear, the leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling, announced today My Drill Store, a new website for ordering drilling tools and parts online. Providing an intuitive online shopping experience, customers can now easily place orders, check local availability, and find detailed information and pictures of a comprehensive selection of quality drilling products.

Believed to be the first to make online ordering available in this product category, Boart Longyear has already seen success with My Drill Store as it beta tested the site with customers in a number of regions.

Senior Global Product Manager, Chris Lambert said, “We are excited to launch My Drill Store, allowing customers to order products and parts securely and reliably online. Customers can purchase with confidence, knowing they are also fully supported by their local customer service representatives.”

My Drill Store’s user-friendly search allows customers to quickly identify the drilling parts they need for their specific requirements. The intuitive search includes seven easy-to-navigate product categories: coring, diamond products, down the hole, equipment parts, reverse circulation, sonic and overburden, and top hammer tools. Expanded search views include part numbers, descriptions, weights and photos.

Desired items are conveniently added to an online shopping cart by visually navigating to and selecting products or by typing orders directly into the site’s order forms. Large orders can be uploaded as a spreadsheet to speed the process along. Local availability, price and estimated weight of parts can be checked quickly and easily.

Additional features of My Drill Store include smart search functionality, order tracking, visibility to order history, customized “buy again” lists based on order history for easy reorders, a quick “print quote” button from the shopping cart and access to promotional pricing.

“It’s important for us to deliver the latest technology to our customers, not only from a products perspective but also in our efforts to make their shopping experience easy, intuitive and efficient,” added Lambert.

For more information or to open an account, visit Customers can also contact their Boart Longyear customer service representative or email


Boart Longyear updates digital presence with new, robust website

SALT LAKE CITY — August 29, 2017 — Mining companies and drilling contractors need detailed information to make informed decisions when purchasing a new rig, shopping for drilling consumables or hiring a drilling contractor for an exploration, production, sonic, underground or water management drilling project. To better support our customers, Boart Longyear has launched its new website——with easy-to-find specific and detailed product and services information.

In addition to its new design, the website makes it easier to access rig specifications, high-resolution photos, drilling services qualifications, MSDS documents, and drilling products catalogs. The website includes an interactive contact map with phone numbers, physical and email addresses for Boart Longyear representatives and distributors around the world. Plus, the new website features a repository of compelling case studies, insightful articles and expertise straight from the field.

“This is a noteworthy advancement in our digital presence that will benefit both our current and potential customers,” said Jeff Olsen, President and CEO. “The new look and feel of the new website is only the beginning. The objective of launching the new site is to offer more opportunities to learn and interact with Boart Longyear.”

About Boart Longyear

Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies. It also has a substantial presence in parts and service, energy, mine dewatering, oil sands exploration, production drilling, and down-hole instrumentation.

The Global Drilling Services division operates for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, down-hole instrumentation and parts and services.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia (ASX:BLY). More information about Boart Longyear can be found at To get Boart Longyear news direct, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

CWSD's Video Series Debut:
Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset

Carson Water Subconservancy District is delighted to debut this new video series underscoring the importance of conserving the Carson River Floodplain.  Please pass them on!

Click links below to view these four videos:
Public Service Announcement (PSA) - Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset 
Agriculture’s a Good Fit for Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
A Case for Developers to Conserve the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
Our Officials in Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset

These videos are intended to increase flood awareness, reduce flood hazards, and spur actions to conserve the Carson River Floodplain. These videos meet the goal identified in 2003 and reaffirmed in 2012 by the Carson River Coalition: “Protect the floodplain from future development. Once the floodplain and especially the river’s meander belt corridor are impacted by development, the river loses the ability to reestablish its natural functions.  Agricultural fields near the channel are critical for floodwater attenuation, ground water recharge, non-point source pollution buffering and providing habitat for wildlife.”

Thanks to Carson River Coalition for their input and review. Thank you to John Cobourn and Steve Lewis for their lifetime of work to conserve the Carson River Floodplain. Thank you to CWSD staff - Ed James, Toni Leffler, Brenda Hunt, and Shane Fryer - for letting me grow in a project management role and generously sharing their expertise to write, edit, and produce this video series. We appreciate Tom Strekel's voiceover talent and the time taken to make special appearances in the videos by Rob Holley, Lynn Zonge, Gavin Feiger, Aly Cheney, and Krissie Thornhill with Sapphire and Hunter. 

It was a pleasure to work with Orangetree Productions to create this FEMA funded video series.

River-Friendly Landscaping

Homeowners!  Snow is finally melting. You may be noticing more erosion off your yard than typical. We can help! RFL is a free and voluntary program! Reduce erosion while helping to protect our environment. Our rebate program can help with the cost of labor and materials. Contact Eben forRiver-Friendly Landscaping HERE.

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Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC)
The CRC is an executive agency of the State of Nevada responsible for acquiring and managing Nevada's share of water and hydropower resources from the Colorado River.

Schroeder Law Offices is uniquely qualified to address the water rights as well as land use for both domestic and agricultural users and water management organizations. Contact Information:  (775) 786-8800

Pahrump Utility Company, Inc. is a locally owned and operated utility providing high quality water and wastewater services to the South end of Pahrump Nevada.

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