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Truckee Canal Re-Operations At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2008, a breach occurred in the Truckee Canal, a Newlands Project facility in northern Nevada, owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and operated and maintained by the Truckee Carson Irrigation District (TCID). As a result of the breach, an uncontrolled release of water flowed into irrigated lands and a portion of the City of Fernley, located some 30 miles east of Reno. About 590 homes were flooded. To rapidly isolate the breach and drain the canal in the area where it occurred, TCID operated available spillways, wasteways, check structures, and nearby lateral canals. The breach was sealed by about 4 p.m. that same day. The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District began construction on January 16, 2008, to repair the breach in the Truckee Canal using a Zoned Earthfill Embankment type design. Repairs were completed on February 18, 2008. The Zoned Earthfill Embankment design is similar to that used in major earthen dam structures. This approach was used because of the urban area that lies downslope of the canal and the importance of protecting public health and safety. What makes this type of design special is that it provides multiple layers of protection to prevent failure.
Truckee River Operating Agreement Truckee River Operating Agreement - implementation of the Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA) in accordance with Public Law 101-618, Truckee-Carson-Pyramid Lake Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990. The primary purpose of TROA is to modify operation of Federal and selected non-Federal reservoirs in the Truckee River basin located in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada, enhance conditions for threatened and endangered fish species, increase drought protection, improve river water quality, and enhance instream flows. Signatories to TROA are U.S. Department of the Interior, States of Nevada and California, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
Truckee Storage Project, California/Nevada Supplemental water provided by the Truckee Storage Project is stored in Boca Reservoir on the Little Truckee River and released for better regulation of the Truckee River according to the Truckee River Agreement. The ditch companies which form the Washoe County Water Conservation District divert and deliver irrigation water, while 7 subdistricts maintain control and administration. Unit Description and Facilities

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