Truckee River Tour

*This tour is sold out.  Please contact NWRA at 775-473-5473 to be placed on a waiting list.



Tour Leader: Janet R. Phillips, P.E.
Guest Speakers from UCD, TMWRF, Truckee River Watershed Council, Pyramid Lake Tribe, TMWA, US Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Reclamation and the Nature Conservancy

From Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River flows just over 100 miles and is a microcosm of western water issues.  Course content will cover current drought conditions, hydrology and flow regulation under the Orr Ditch Decree and the Truckee River Agreement, water quality trends and remediation, hydro-power generation, riparian habitat restoration, flood control enhancement, legal issues and efforts to negotiate solutions, and the newly-implemented Truckee River Operation Agreement. 

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 4
Friday, May 5, 2017

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


Header photo by LEO DROZDOFF