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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
Media Contact:
Jeffrey McCracken
916-978-5100

Released On: April 08, 2008

Reclamation and TCID Plan Ongoing Truckee Canal Repair and Maintenance Work

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (TCID) and the Bureau of Reclamation have been performing a variety of maintenance and repair activities along the Truckee Canal.  These activities are designed to ensure the safety and integrity of the canal as it operates to provide much-needed water for irrigation, ground-water recharge, and wetlands in the Fernley and Fallon areas.

TCID and Reclamation will be performing work to repair a small seep along the Truckee Canal embankment passing through the Green Valley subdivision near Farm District Road and Ricci Lane in Fernley.  The repairs should begin this week and take no more than 3 days to complete.  The work will involve placing two layers of material on the outside wall of the canal embankment covering an area approximately 300-feet long.  Residents of the neighborhood will see dump trucks and other equipment during the period of the repair work.

TCID and Reclamation expect to perform similar work at other locations in the coming weeks.  Reclamation will issue a press release prior to the start of each repair.  Information on the repair work will be posted on Reclamations Truckee Canal website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/truckee_canal.html, on TCIDs website at http://www.tcid.org, and on the City of Fernleys website at http://www.cityoffernley.org/

For additional information, please contact Ms. Betsy Rieke, Area Manager, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Carson City, Nevada, at
775-884-8344.

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