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Virginia Lake Water Quality Data for improvement projects

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In support of the Virginia Lake water quality improvement project, the City of Reno began monitoring water quality in the lake. sites are set out across the lake from north to south, approximately mid lake. Fountain head readings are taken at the southmost inoperational fountainhead, where the YSI sonde was located, east from the island. Various forms of data exist.
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Ongoing
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2014-09-09

Datasets shown were gathered by the City's Hydrologist, Ecological Research Associates, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and MaxDepth Aquatics.
Analyses were provided by the TMWRF lab, Sierra Environmental Monitoring, and Ecoanalysts.
For project description and other background information, please visit the project website. http://www.truckeeriverinfo.org/project/virginia-lake-water-quality-improvement-project

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The return of the giant cutthroat trout: Anglers and conservationists celebrate as Nevada's state fish returns to ancient spawning ground

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For the first time since it was declared extinct in the 1940s, a giant cutthroat trout native to northwest Nevada’s Pyramid Lake has spawned naturally this year in its historic home. ... In the early 1900s, the lake produced the world-record cutthroat trout: 41 pounds. But due to decades of industrialization, the Pyramid Lake strain of Lahontan cutthroat trout — thought to be the largest on earth — gradually disappeared. In 1975, a fish biologist discovered surviving specimens in a mountain creek on the Utah border, and for the past four decades, biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have worked to bring the trout back to Pyramid Lake and to the Truckee River, where they once spawned. “People didn’t realize what they were losing,” said John Barnes, a biologist for the conservation group Trout Unlimited. “We live in a time when people are always talking about ‘Do you remember how good it was? Do you remember how great this place used to be?’ ” said fisherman and guide Ernie Gulley. “We can flip that around for Pyramid Lake and say, ‘The best is yet to come.’ ”
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2014-07-21

Conservation of historical fishes in Pyramid Lake are showing fantastic signs of success. Read article below.
July 10, 2014 5:00AM ET
by Nate Schweber @nateschweber
for Aljazeera America

Cooperative mainstem lower Truckee WQ program

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Cooperative mainstem lower Truckee WQ program includes data collected by DRI under a Truckee River Fund grant to evaluate changing water conditions through the urban corridor here in the Truckee Meadows, in tandem with the state of Nevada and Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facilities to augment efforts by the Storm Water Permit Coordinating Committee (City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County). Truly a great outcome for the CMP project.
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Completed
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2014-05-28

To what extent is there excess sediment in the Middle Truckee River that impairs aquatic life use?

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Application of benthic macroinvertebrate bioassessment to determine whether there is habitat degradation from deposited sediments in the Middle Truckee River.
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Completed
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2014-04-15

Goal:
Provide Biological Guidance for Sediment TMDL: Define deposited sediment guidelines for monitoring, protecting, and improving the biological health of the Middle Truckee River.
Objectives:
Describe patch-scale distribution of fine + sand (FS) deposits along the river at representative reaches below tributary stream confluences
Collect data to measure biotic responses and limiting effects of sediment at the patch-scale for both cover and volume of FS
Compare biological health to other large rivers of eastern Sierra that are less developed than MTR

Assessment of the Effects of Storm Water Runoff and Background Watershed Conditions on 303(d) listed waters within the Truckee Meadows MS4 Permit Area

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This is a Technical Memo produced in February 2013 by Jeff Curtis, Ph.D. at Stantec's Reno office. Associated with the Truckee Meadows storm water permit coordinating committee. This report addresses fundamental questions in background vs. storm water influences on water quality in regional tributaries, as a method of focusing monitoring efforts in the most proper direction possible. This report was funded by the SWPCC and the Western Regional Water Commission.
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Ongoing
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2013-09-20

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Map 2013

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Janet Carson of the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway has worked with other community members for years to gain precious access to trails/ making connectivity happen along the mainstem Truckee. This website has a map of the open reaches, and those yet to come.
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2013-07-23

2004 – 2025 Washoe County Comprehensive Regional Water Management Plan

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Regional Water Planning Commission Washoe County Department of Water Resources 4930 Energy Way Reno, NV 89502 Tel: 775-954-4665 Fax: 775-954-4610 Purpose: The purpose of the Comprehensive Regional Water Management Plan (Regional Water Plan) is to provide the region with an outline of how water will be managed to meet the needs of the citizens into the future. Major components of the plan are identification of future water supply and wastewater facilities, regional flood control and drainage projects, and development of a water conservation program.
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2011-10-14

Background

For decades, entities involved with water issues in the Truckee Meadows have recognized a need to develop a plan for water supply, wastewater management, storm water drainage and flood control using a regional approach.

Mogul Creek research study

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"Somersett's Weir'd Stream, A Study." This study was completed by UNR Ecohydrology students working under Mark Walker's supervision.
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2010-02-16

Somersett's Weir'd Stream, A Study." This study was completed by UNR Ecohydrology students working under Mark Walker's supervision. Data gathered and assessed include: conditions, slope, UTM, rate of discharge, water quality, and physical characteristics.

Alum Creek Research Project

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Nevada DEP listed Alum Creek as impaired in the 2006 draft NV 303(d) list. Mark Walker of UNR and UNCE, worked with City of Reno, NV State Lands, and Caughlin Ranch HOA to develop an understanding of impairments, and began field assessments with EcoHydrology students. The TMWRF lab analyzed water quality samples for the group; this presentation is the result of the study.
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2010-02-16

Nevada DEP listed Alum Creek as impaired in the 2006 draft NV 303(d) list. The Truckee Meadows Watershed Committee (www.tmstormwater.com) has assessed this tributary of the Truckee River in years past, noting tremendous scour and erosion events with stormwater flows. The City of Reno began collaborating with the Caughlin Ranch Homeowners Association and Nevada State Lands to evaluate land use that may be contributing to the watershed issues. Mark Walker of UNR and UNCE, worked with these partners as well as the TMWRF laboratory for sample analysis, and began field assessments with EcoHydrology students to develop an understanding of impairments on Alum Creek. This presentation is the result of the study, and if possible, data will be contributed to NDEP for use in the 303(d) process.

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