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NDEP Truckee River Monitoring Project

Summary: 
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection maintains a monitoring program throughout the state, including the Truckee River watershed. Find descriptions of the program at this link: http://truckeeriverinfo.org/project/ndep-truckee-river-monitoring-project - and dataset below. Further data may be found in the State's STORET database.
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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Ongoing
Date Range: 
2016-01-13

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection maintains a monitoring program throughout the state, including the Truckee River watershed. Find descriptions of the program at this link: http://truckeeriverinfo.org/project/ndep-truckee-river-monitoring-project.

and the most current dataset is below. Further data may be found in the State's STORET database.

Virginia Lake Water Quality Data for improvement projects

Summary: 
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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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Ongoing
Date Range: 
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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Cooperative mainstem lower Truckee WQ program

Summary: 
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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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Completed
Date Range: 
2014-05-28

TMWRF River monitoring grab samples

Summary: 
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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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Ongoing
Date Range: 
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.

Historical chemistry and bacteriological data on water bodies in the South Truckee Meadows

Summary: 
This is water chemistry data from samples collected in 1982/83 from creeks and ditches in the South Truckee Meadows area by Washoe County Department of Water Resources - It was known then as the Utility Division. Mike Widmer was principally involved in this project.
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Rights: 
Public Domain
Status: 
Completed
Date Range: 
2011-01-04

Lake Tahoe Data Clearinghouse

Summary: 
This USGS portal contains digital data for the Lake Tahoe basin.
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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Ongoing
Date Range: 
2009-07-03

This Lake Tahoe Data Clearinghouse website, created and maintained by the footer image. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in partnership with Federal, State, tribal, and local agencies and groups, is a gateway to information and data on Lake Tahoe and its basin.

Chalk Creek Weekly Monitoring

Summary: 
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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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Completed
Date Range: 
2009-06-29

Chalk Creek Continuous Monitoring

Summary: 
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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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Ongoing
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Date Range: 
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"

TMWRF - Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

Summary: 
Four sites on mainstem Truckee River are monitored for benthic macroinvertebrates: three below TMWRF discharge point, and one above. Riffle habitat is sampled in 10-15 inches of water, with substrate between fines and four inch cobble size.
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Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Ongoing

Equipment used: Hess sampler with 500 mesh netting. Area sampled: 0.256 m2 per sample, and three replicate samples are taken at each site. Subsampling: approx. 10-15% of samples must be halved due to richness, but counts over 200 are maintained whenever possible. Taxonomic level:  to genus and species, except for Diptera chironomids, which are identified to subfamily or tribe level. Oligochaetes are identified to family level.

QA: Type specimens are confirmed by Idaho State University, Stream Ecology Center; Type specimen collection established and archived to demonstrate past id's and for future verification of specimens. Library of general and taxon specific texts and monographs for sample handling, collection and identification. Bibliography of texts, keys, monographs, etc. are available.

Analysis/metrics: Idenfication and enumeration of invertebrates and invertebrate biomass determinations. No metrics are applied.

TTSA - Truckee River at Farad Monitoring Data

Summary: 
Water quality data from Truckee River at Farad, collected by the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency (TTSA).
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Rights: 
Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Ongoing
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Date Range: 
1976-11-30

Water quality data from Truckee River at Farad, collected by the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency (TTSA). Temporal Coverage: 1976-11-30 - 2011-08-19 Analytical Method: WQ: Water temperature, Dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, Turbidity, chlorides, TDS, Total Coliform, Fecal coliform, total Iron, Dissolved organic carbon, Total Phosphorus, ortho Phosphorus, nitrate, Total Kjeldahl nitrogen, unioned ammonia, trihalomethanes, boron, sulfate, methylene blue active substances, flow BMI: Bioassessment to order level, Periphyton. Geographic Coverage: T3: Truckee River far below TTSA at Farad: 39.42102 N/120.03270 W

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