Truckee Canal XM EIS

About the Truckee Canal XM EIS

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Lahontan Basin Area Office, the lead Federal agency, intends to prepare an Extraordinary Operation and Maintenance (XM) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Truckee Canal (Canal). The Truckee Canal XM EIS will evaluate opportunities to reduce the risk to public safety from a Canal breach. Reclamation proposes to take action to evaluate alternatives that will enable the Canal operator – the Truckee Carson Irrigation District – to safely operate the Canal and deliver Project water in compliance with operating criteria and procedures. Additional restrictions on Canal operations may be necessary without taking actions or initiating risk-reducing repairs.

Status of the Truckee Canal XM EIS – January-February 2019

Reclamation has completed the Administrative Draft Truckee Canal Extraordinary Maintenance Environmental Impact Statement. This document is currently being reviewed by the Reclamation’s Mid Pacific Regional Director and Department of Interior’s Solicitor. After their review and approval, the document will be transmitted to Reclamation’s Commissioner and for review by the Department of Interior’s Review Committee. The document is expected to be briefed to the Department of the Interior’s Deputy Secretary and the Review Committee in the spring 2019.

The Draft Truckee Canal XM EIS is expected to be completed and approved for publishing after the Deputy Secretary and the Environmental Review Committee briefings. The tentative public release of the Draft Truckee Canal XM EIS will most likely be late spring 2019.


How to Provide Comments or Contact Reclamation

You may provide written comments to:
Roberta Tassey
Lahontan Basin Area Office
Bureau of Reclamation
705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320
Carson City, Nevada 89701

or fax to 775-884-8376,
or email to

To Be Added or Deleted from the Mailing List:
Contact Sean Cottle at 775-323-1433 or email

Reclamation Contact:
Roberta Tassey, Project Manager

Last Updated: 1/25/19