Canal outage will conclude by end of October 2023
FERNLEY, Nev. – Construction on the Truckee Canal Public Safety Improvement Project continues after weather delays and the outage is expected to be complete by end of October.
The canal outage was originally scheduled to be complete by September 30; a 30-day extension for dewatering of the canal was agreed to during a special Board meeting of the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District on August 17.
The project, funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and implemented in collaboration with the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, includes concrete lining approximately 3.5 miles of the earthen canal in the most vulnerable stretch in the City of Fernley. The project will significantly increase public safety and improve water supply reliability.
Owned by the United States and operated and maintained by the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District, the Truckee Canal is one of the Bureau of Reclamation’s oldest projects. The 31-mile-long canal provides water for more than 50,000 acres of farmland, wildlife, and communities in western Nevada.
The Department of the Interior announced $35 million in funding to repair the Truckee Canal, as part of a $240 million investment in aging water infrastructure. To learn more about the project visit the Truckee Canal Public Safety Improvement Project webpage.