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City of Reno Master Plan: Conservation Plan

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Amended by City of Reno in 2008. This plan is divided into nine sections: Introduction, Truckee River, Drainageways, Wetlands/Stream Environments, Geology and Soils, Geologic Hazards, Air Quality, Archaeological Resources and Historic Resources. The Introduction describes the boundary, time frame, relationship to other plans and why this plan is needed. Additional sections generally describe the conservation, development, and utilization of the natural resources identified. This Conservation Plan covers all of the City of Reno and its sphere of influence at the time this plan was prepared. This Conservation Plan horizon is to the year 2030. This plan is an element of the City of Reno Master Plan prepared in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 278.150 through 278.170. Policies of the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan are applicable regionwide. The City of Reno Master Plan has three different levels of applicability; Citywide, Center and Corridor, and Neighborhood. Citywide plans include this Conservation Plan and other plans that apply to the entire City and its sphere of influence. Center and Corridor plans are for the eight centers and five transit oriented development corridors in the City and its sphere of influence. Neighborhood plans cover other areas, not in centers or corridors, which have been designated as appropriate for more detailed planning. Policies in center, corridor and neighborhood plans elaborate, with greater detail, upon general policies contained in the citywide and regional plans. Center, corridor and neighborhood plans must conform with and not be in conflict with policy direction of the citywide plans and the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan. Similarly, Title 18 of the Reno Municipal Code applies at the citywide, center and corridor, and neighborhood levels and must be consistent with these plans. IMPORTANT SECTIONS OF THIS DOCUMENT to watershed protection: Appendix A: Development constraints area, Appendix C: Significant wetlands, stream environments, and hydrologic resources, Appendix G: City of Reno Major Drainageways.
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2016-04-26

Amended 2008
This plan is divided into nine sections: Introduction, Truckee River, Drainageways,
Wetlands/Stream Environments, Geology and Soils, Geologic Hazards, Air Quality,
Archaeological Resources and Historic Resources. The Introduction describes the
boundary, time frame, relationship to other plans and why this plan is needed.
Additional sections generally describe the conservation, development, and utilization of
the natural resources identified.
This Conservation Plan covers all of the City of Reno and its sphere of influence at the
time this plan was prepared.
This Conservation Plan horizon is to the year 2030.
This plan is an element of the City of Reno Master Plan prepared in accordance with
Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 278.150 through 278.170.
Policies of the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan are applicable regionwide. The City of
Reno Master Plan has three different levels of applicability; Citywide, Center and

2015 Truckee River Watershed Tributary Assessment

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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 County, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), and the Western Regional Water Commission (WRWC). Tributary assessments were performed annually from 2005 to 2012 under direction of the SWPCC, but did not occur during 2013 or 2014 due to budgetary constraints. Tributary assessments were again performed in 2015, and the results of these assessments are presented in this report. The organization and approach, stream assessment procedures, Geographic Information System (GIS) database, and a summary of impaired waters are discussed in this section. Assessment results for the Peavine, North Carson Range, Southwest Truckee Meadows, and North Truckee Drain Watersheds are presented in Sections 2‐5, respectively.
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2016-04-25

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

Water Quality Survey of The Truckee River (Historical, 1973)

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This survey and report is a collection of biological, physical and chemical data along the entire length of the Truckee River. It was used as a baseline study to formulate future basin plans.
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2013-07-23

Water Quality Modeling on Truckee River system: WARMF and TRHSPF

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Summary of water quality modeling utilizing historical water quality data to predict conditions in various scenarios, supporting water quality standards review and total maximum daily load process.
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2011-12-08

Water Quality Modeling

TMWRF River monitoring grab samples

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TMWRF has collected grab samples from locations on the mainstem Truckee River above and below the treatment plant, and on Steamboat Creek and North Truckee Drain (two significantly loading tributaries), testing for a host of analytes, since 1985. The metadata attachment sheet holds descriptions of the methods used and PQL's for each method.
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1985-04-22 - 2014-12-31

Grab samples are currently taken at various locations on the Truckee River mainstem and tributaries including North Truckee Drain and Steamboat Creek.  River sample locations are: East McCarran Bridge, Lockwood, Tracy/Old Clark Bridge, Derby Dam and Painted Rock.  As of May 2012  parameters have been reduced and Wadsworth and Nixson sites are no longer being monitored by TMWRF.

Specific Locations include the following:
#3 at East McCarren bridge, grabs taken on the downstream side of bridge. 39 deg/ 31'02" x 119 deg 44'23"
#4 Below Lockwood at the old bridge for grab samples, taken downstream of bridge. 39 deg/ 30'33" x 119 deg 38'58"
#5 Old Clark bridge at USA Parkway, grabs taken on the downstream side of bridge. 39 deg. 33'80" x 119 deg 29'29"
 

Date Range: 1985 - 03/2014.

Alum Creek Research Project

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Mark Walker's Ecohydrology class studied Alum Creek as part of their class. The powerpoint they showed to the Truckee Meadows Watershed Committee is attached, describing their study and results.
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2010-02-09

Contact for this study: Mark Walker, Ph.D., Professor/Researcher UNCE / UNR: (775) 784-1938

Chalk Creek Weekly Monitoring

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The City of Reno and the City of Sparks cooperatively monitored pollutant data on Chalk Creek weekly until 11/12/08. Samples were analyzed for constituents at the TMWRF lab. Chalk Creek grab samples taken after this date will be reflected in the storm water monitoring program data page, as Chalk Creek has been added to the list of storm water monitoring tributaries (2010).
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Completed
Date Range: 
2009-06-29

Chalk Creek Continuous Monitoring

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An instream sonde probe meter collected WQ parameters including flow every 15 minutes from 3/21/07. Values were consolidated into daily readings.
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2007-03-21 - 2008-04-29

Chalk Creek west of Reno between Int. 80 and West 4th St. Weir coordinates: 39 30' 50.96" x 119 52' 19.17"

Reach Y Restoration Feasibility Assessment 3: Final Draft

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Reach Y Restoration Feasibility Assessment
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Please find attached Figures 16-22.

Reach Y Restoration Feasibility Assessment 2: Final Draft

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Reach Y Restoration Feasibility Assessment
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Attached please find Figures 6-15.

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