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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value

  

Project # 29

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service72,647 acres
Supplemental Service0 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms4,185
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands1,212 acres
Total Irrigable Lands73,859 acres

Population Served:
Farm Population Served15,735
Non-Farm Population Served2,264
Total Population Served17,999

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
198363,90123,151,651
198461,70218,473,067
198561,70217,987,305
198662,93220,783,064
198761,63519,036,612
198861,27418,281,995
198965,23625,087,618
199064,63725,591,668
199155,18213,305,921
199255,18213,305,921

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

  

Project Water Supply

Current Conditions



Streamflow

Carson River near Fort Churchill, Nevada (USGS)
Truckee River at Vista, Nevada (USGS)
Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)
Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for Great Basin and California
Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map
Explanation of Palmer Drought Severity Index (Text)


Historic Conditions

Annual Precipitation
Normal5.32 in
Maximum - 19838.45 in
Minimum - 19862.55 in
Fallon, Nevada 1961-1990

Temperature
Mean Annual50.1 ?F
Daily Maximum - 08/11/1940105 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/02/1942-16 ?F
Reno, Nevada 1937-1996
Growing Season132 days
Elevation of Irrigable area3,965 ft

Carson River
Drainage area at Fort Churchill, Nevada1,450 mi2
Annual discharge
Maximum - 1983804,600 acre-ft
Minimum - 197726,260 acre-ft
Average - 1959-1997276,400 acre-ft

Truckee River
Drainage area at Vista, Nevada1,430 mi2
Annual discharge
Maximum - 19832,017,000 acre-ft
Minimum - 1992114,600 acre-ft
Average - 1959-1997593,100 acre-ft

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Project Water Quality

Middle Carson

Truckee

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Facilities
Diversion Facilities
Carriage Facilities
Power Facilities

  

Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams3
Diversion Dams2
Canals68.5 mi
Laterals312.1 mi
Drains345 mi
Powerplants1
Transmission Lines73 mi
Tunnels0.5 mi

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Storage Facilities

Lahontan Dam

Lake Tahoe Dam

Sheckler Dam

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Diversion Facilities
http://www.usbr.gov/dataweb/dams/nv10120.htm
Type:Concrete gate structure
LocationOn the Carson River, 5 miles northeast of Lahontan Dam
Year Completed1905
Dimensions:
Structiral height23 ft
Hydraulic height14 ft
Crest length241 ft
Crest elevation4,024.0 ft
Volume3,000 yd3
Diversion capacity1,950 cfs

Derby Diversion Dam

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Carriage Facilities
`T` Canal
LocationEast from Carson River Diversion Dam and north of Carson River to vicinity of Fallon, Nevada.
Construction period1904-1905
Length9 mi
Diversion capacity450 cfs
Typical section - initial reach
Bottom width10 ft
Side slopes2:1
Water depth6 ft

Truckee Canal
LocationFrom Derby Diversion Dam southeast to Lahontan Dam.
Construction period1903-1906
Length32.5 mi
Diversion capacity900 cfs
Typical section - initial reach
Bottom width20 ft
Side slopes0.5:1
Water depth13 ft

`V` Canal
LocationEast from Carson River Diversion Dam and south of Carson River to the vicinity of Fallon, Nevada.
Construction period1904-1905
Length27 mi
Diversion capacity1,500 cfs
Typical section - initial reach
Bottom width22 ft
Side slopes2:1
Water depth12 ft

Tunnel No. 1 - Truckee Canal
LocationAlong the Truckee Canal
Construction period1903-1906
Length905 ft
Diversion capacity1,500 cfs
Cross section:Horseshoe
Diameter15.3 ft

Tunnel No. 2 - Truckee Canal
LocationAlong the Truckee Canal
Construction period1903-1906
Length309 ft
Diversion capacity1,500 cfs
Cross section:Horseshoe
Diameter15.3 ft
Lining thickness8 in

Tunnel No. 3 - Truckee Canal
LocationAlong the Truckee Canal
Construction period1903-1906. Rehabilitated in 1976
Length1,521 ft
Diversion capacity1,500 cfs
Cross section:Horseshoe
Diameter15.3 ft

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Power Facilities

Lahontan Powerplant

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Last updated: May 11, 2011