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Memo: Data availability for modeling water quality on the Truckee River

Written By

J.T. Brock
Rapid Creek Research

Prepared For

Carollo Engineers
Walnut Creek, California
Reno/Sparks/Washoe Co. Truckee River Project


This document provides a description of data available to support water quality modeling in the Truckee River Basin (DSAMMt model). Conditions within the Truckee Basin have changed considerably throughout the 19th century (beaver importation, riparian tree removal, channelization, flow diversion for agriculture, flood control, Marble Bluff Dam, grazing, flow augmentation, riparian restoration, etc.). Future changes are expected associated with river operations, flood control, and channel restoration. Although it is one of the better studied rivers in the world, there are significant gaps in our knowledge of the system.

Truckee River miles

This document lists the TMWRF River collection sites and river miles from Mogul to Nixon.

Load Duration Curve Methodology for Assessment and TMDL Development Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

The major streams in Nevada have had TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads) established for several years. However for some of these streams, the TMDLs are expressed as an average daily load based upon average long term flow conditions. These TMDLs have been dubbed as "bare bones" TMDLs due to the simplicity of the calculation and their lack of usefulness. While these TMDLs seem to satisfy the requirements of the Clean Water Act, they have contributed little to any watershed/waterbody assessment and restoration plans. These types of TMDLs do little to characterize the problems the TMDLs are intended to address. Without adequate characterizations, appropriate solutions cannot be identified and implemented.

USGS Nevada Streamflow Table

Real-Time Data for Nevada: Streamflow -- 156 site(s) found.

Showing the following data parameters:
Station name
Long-term mean flow 7/5
Gage height, feet
Discharge, ft3/s

USGS Water Data for Nevada

In 1889, the U.S. Geological Survey established its first gaging station in Nevada and providing to the public data about Nevada's water resources. Today, this systematic collection and dissemination of hydrologic data is made possible with the cooperation from Federal, Tribal, State, and local agencies. A list of our current cooperators is available online.

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 20,000 sites in Nevada. Online access to this data is organized around the categories listed to the left.

The USGS investigates the occurrence, quantity, quality, distribution, and movement of surface and underground waters and disseminates the data to the public; Tribal, State and local governments; public and private utilities; and other Federal agencies involved with managing Nevada's water resources. For more information on the USGS activities in Nevada, please visit our home page.

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