Friends of NWRA




The Truckee River Watershed Council has released the Johnson Canyon Construction Request for Bids (attached) and the Big Chief Corridor Archeological Survey Request for Proposals (look for follow-up email with attachment). More information about these RFPs can be found on our website.

WETLAB 5K Victory Run scheduled for Sunday May 6th. Attached are the official flyers. If you know of anyone who might be interested in participating and/or sponsoring, please pass the flyers along. All proceeds will be going to the Veteran’s Guest House, a very worthy cause.  For more information, please download the registration flier HERE and the sponsorship flier HERE.

The Spring 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.

Please feel free to distribute this newsletter as widely as you see fit. If you have any questions about the NWRRI program, please contact Amy Russell ( For questions about the newsletter distribution list, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your interest!

Private Well System and Septic Systems Maintenance Workshop

The workshop is useful for private well and septic system owners. Attend this workshop to get a free water quality test for nitrate.
Free Registration

Land and Water Conservation Fund - NV Division of State Parks

The U.S. Department of Interior has made available $600,000 to park and recreation developments through the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.
Land and Water Fund

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.

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

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

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.

Header photo by LEO DROZDOFF


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