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Watershed Protection Plan and Tributary Assessments for Tributaries to the Truckee River

Project Date: 
2003-05-09 - 2015-12-12

2015 Tributary Assessment, by CDM Smith. Just updated!
Historical Documents:
2002: Watershed Assessment for Tributaries to the Truckee River. This document was prepared by Mike Widmer, WCDWR and Sue Donaldson, UNCE and Jeff Jesch, WSCD. Funded by the Regional Water Planning Commission. (july 2002)
2003: Appendix to the Watershed Assessment for Tribs to the Truckee River. Funded by the Regional Water Planning Commission. (july 2002)
2003: Watershed Management and Protection Plan for Tributaries to the Truckee River. This was created by DWR, UNCE, WSCD. Funded by the Regional Water Planning Commission. (may 2003)
2005: Truckee Meadows Watershed Protection Manual. A summary of the Watershed Protection Activities and Programs developed in conjunction with the Watershed Management Facilitator Scope of Work. Lynn Orphan, KJ. August 2005. This provides complete methods for trib assessments and was completed at the same time as Lynn worked as Facilitator and completed the LID manual for the TM. Funded by the Regional Water Planning Commission.
2006-2011: Watershed Assessments for Tributaries to the Truckee River. Hillside Design. Funded by the SWPCC.
*In lieu of updating the master documents periodically and meeting permit requirements for updates, with the Committee embracing a watershed approach, approved updating methods with a systematic annual report. Each Assessment document provides more updates to tweaks to the methods, as it lays out the Proper Functioning Condition of streams in the Truckee Meadows.
The watershed manual and tributary assessments show up in two BMPs:
BMP ID: MS4-09. Updates to manual.
BMP ID: MS4-03. Tributary Assessments.

In 2002, the Washoe County Department of Water Resources, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and Washoe Storey Conservation District initiated a Watershed Management and Protection Plan with the assistance of the Washoe County Regional Water Planning Commission. On May 9, 2003, the Watershed Management and Protection Plan for Tributaries to the Truckee River was established. A Watershed Facilitator was hired to lead a three year effort to begin implementation of this plan. In 2005, Kennedy Jenks Consultants produced the Truckee Meadows Watershed Protection Manual, laying out watershed protection activities and the method to be used for Tributary Assessments to the Truckee River. Since 2005, the Truckee Meadows Storm Water Permit Coordinating Committee has authorized and funded watershed assessments for tributaries to the Truckee River. In 2010, The Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission began to dedicate funds to storm water protection as well, to offset economic burdens facing the three local entities in the current poor economy.

The assessment program includes the following tributaries to the Truckee River:
North Truckee Drain; Peavine Mountain, Verdi, and North Carson Range (Alum, Chalk, Dog, Hunter, Mogul, N. Evans, Peavine, Roberts, Sunrise); South Truckee Meadows (Browns, Dry, Galena, Jones, S. Evans, Thomas, Whites); Washoe Valley (Davis, Lewers, McEwen, Musgrove, Ophir).  Each tributary is not monitored every single year, only urbanizing ones. Determinations are made on which reaches will be monitored each year, for the tribs.

Attached below, please find annual reports and related information: including 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015. Watershed Assessment reports on tributaries to the Truckee, and in 2006 Jones Creek study. Also the Watershed Management and Protection Plan for Tributaries to the Truckee River (2003) has been posted below, and the methods manual, the 2005 Watershed Protection Manual by KJ.

AttachmentSize
2005 assessment.pdf16.38 MB
Watershed Assessment 2008 report.pdf26.01 MB
Jones Creek summary for middle reach study 2006.doc46.5 KB
Jones Creek study 2006.doc49 MB
Watershed Assessment Report_2010.pdf31.25 MB
Watershed Assessment Report 2011_FINAL.pdf37.49 MB
Watershed Assessment Report 2012_FINAL.pdf46.02 MB
Watershed Mgmt and Protection Plan for Truckee Tribs 2003.pdf17.15 MB
Watershed Mgmt and Protection Plan for Truckee Tribs 2002APPENDIX.pdf29.4 MB
Watershed Protection Manual.pdf46.95 MB
2015 Truckee Meadows Watershed Assessment Report_February 2016_Final.pdf36.17 MB