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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.

Water Quality Modeling on Truckee River system: WARMF and TRHSPF

Water Quality Modeling

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Nonpoint Source Assessment and Management Plan 2011 (public review draft)

This assessment and management plan provides an updated assessment of nonpoint source pollution concerns for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.  The 2011 update builds upon the research and results compiled for the 1994 Plan. In addition, the revision will reevaluate the concerns and provide an updated ranking of priority NPS issues. For each of these NPS concerns, possible treatment options are suggested.  The updated plan will serve as a tool in the Tribe’s efforts to protect water quality and associated designated beneficial uses on reservation waters.

This edition is a public review draft.  Please submit comments via the contibutor contact information, or our website.  Comment period is open from 11/23/2011 to 12/23/2011.

Pyramid Lake 208 Program Studies (July, 1982)

This is a 208 Water Quality Planning document created with funding from the USEPA to evaluate a potential water quality program for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

2004 – 2025 Washoe County Comprehensive Regional Water Management Plan


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.

Pyramid Lake Non-Point Source Assessment & Management Plan - 1994


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