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2015 Truckee River Watershed Tributary Assessment

The Truckee River watershed consists of several named and unnamed tributaries that flow through
urbanized areas within the Truckee Meadows. Detailed assessments of these tributaries were first
performed in 2002 to support development of a Watershed Management and Protection Plan, which
was prepared jointly by the Washoe County Department of Water Resources, the University of Nevada
Cooperative Extension, and the Washoe?Storey Conservation District. The initial watershed
assessments provided a broad range of valuable information, and it was determined that they should
be performed annually to evaluate impacts from development and track trends in stream condition
and overall stream health. Since 2005, The Truckee Meadows Storm Water Permit Coordinating
Committee (SWPCC) has implemented a Watershed Assessment Program for tributaries to the
Truckee River. Funding for the program is provided by the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe

Placer County Final Annual Report for the Implementation of the Truckee River Water Quality Monitoring Plan, Water Year 2010

The County began the implementation of its portion of the Phase 1 components during the 2010 water year (October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010). Phase 1 activities were limited by available funding to a set of select monitoring activities in the Bear, Squaw and Martis Creek watersheds. The activities performed during the first year included:

Town of Truckee Annual Report for the Implementation of the Truckee River Water Quality Monitoring Plan, Water Year 2010

As a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), the Town of Truckee

(Town) must comply with the State’s general National Pollutant Discharge

Elimination System (NPDES) permit for stormwater discharges. In accordance with

these regulations, the Town has developed a Storm Water Management Program

(SWMP) which was required by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board

Placer County and Town of Truckee: Final Joint Annual Monitoring Report for the Implementation of the Truckee River Monitoring Plan, Water Year 2011


This Joint Annual Monitoring Report describes the monitoring activities performed by Placer County and the Town of Truckee during WY 2011 and presents their results. Data collection activities during this second year of the TRWQMP’s implementation included:

  • Community level (stormwater runoff) discrete water quality sampling within the Truckee Town Corridor and the Martis Creek sub-watersheds,
  • Tributary level discrete water quality sampling within the Martis Creek watershed, and
  • Continuous discharge monitoring on Martis Creek.

No rapid assessments or bioassessments were performed during WY 2011.

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