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USDA/USFS Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Imagery Support

The BAER Imagery Support program is a cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center and the US Geological Survey Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science. The Centers have teamed up to provide rapid delivery of satellite imagery, Burned Area Reflectance Classifications (BARC), and other geospatial data to Forest Service and DOI BAER teams.

For contact information and further direction, please visit website.

USDA - NRCS soils mapping tool

The Soil Data Mart allows you to:

-Determine where soil tabular and spatial data is available.
-Download data for one soil survey area at a time. (Download requests for more than one survey area at a time can be submitted through the Geospatial Data Gateway. Going through the Geospatial Data Gateway also provides the option to obtain data on CD or DVD.)
-Download a template Microsoft Access® database for working with downloaded data.
-Generate a variety of reports for one soil survey area at a time.
-Find out who to contact for information about soil data for a particular state.
-"Subscribe" or "unsubscribe" to a soil survey area. A person who is subscribed will automatically be notified whenever data for that soil survey area is updated. You must register and login before doing this.

Please visit the website to explore this tool.

Pluvial Lake Lahontan

During the Pleistocene era, a large lake persisted in what is now the Great Basin. During this epoch, climactic conditions existed such that, there were periods of higher precipitation and considerably less evaporation than modern day. This created a large inland body of water (Lake Lahontan) in the western portion of the Great Basin. Lakes formed in this way are known as Pluvial lakes. Lake Lahontan connected many of the interior valleys within Nevada with water. This lake eventually dried up as the result of climate change, and now the remnants are today expressed as Pyramid and Walker Lakes.

City of Reno, Nevada - Watershed Mapserver


The City of Reno (and the Truckee Meadows Stormwater Committee) has provided watershed assessments as photo-documented field surveys, for the entire Truckee Meadows watershed. These are provided in an interactive mapserver, where you can click on either your region or creek of choice, in the Truckee Meadows. There are photos, descriptions of the creek reach conditions, and recommendations for restoration and watershed protection for each creek posted. Restoration will be an important component of integrated watershed management as our resources come under greater pressure through utilization, and tools are needed to evaluate priority sites to reduce loads of contaminants in the river.

Creeks and their information can be accessed by turning on navigation tools, once within the server. Watershed assessment information may be accessed two ways: through the name of the creek (top of site, choose "select creek") or by geographical area (top of site, choose "select region"). Within each creek page are photos, and by rolling over the blue buttons indicating sites of assessments, you'll uncover textual descriptions of the reaches, and tips for specific ways to restore that creek or protect waterways throughout our watershed.


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Baseline Ecological Monitoring: McCarran Ranch Restoration Project, Lower Truckee River, Nevada (2003-4)

DRI Research Topics at the McCarran Ranch Restoration Project include:

Benthic Algae, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, Fish, Geomorphic Habitat
Temperature, Water Levels and GW-SW Exchange, Water Chemistry and Quality

For site map and sampling sites, please visit the website listed.

TMWRF Monitoring Stations Map

This map shows the sample stations from the ongoing Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) Truckee River monitoring effort. The map is in jpeg format.

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USGS Truckee River Stream Gage and Monitoring Sites map

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This map represents the USGS Surface Water Gage Stations that are located within the study area of the Truckee River Information Gateway (TRIG). Data from these stations are used in the analysis phase of the TRIG project. The map is in jpeg format.

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