Reclamation announces Boca Dam Road Closure on the Little Truckee River

Media Contact: Russ Grimes, 916-978-5100, 02/16/2017 14:24

For Release: February 16, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Reclamation has closed the road across Boca Dam located near Truckee, California. Substantial precipitation has filled Boca Reservoir, necessitating the road closure to ensure the security of the facility and the safety of the public. The actual duration of the closure is not known at this time but will likely last until the fall.

Although the Tahoe National Forest Boca Campground facilities, located on the west side of the reservoir, and the Boca Reservoir boat ramp are now closed for the winter, they will be accessible using alternate routes when they reopen in May (see map). Information on the campground and boat ramp is available at https://www.recreation.gov/camping/boca-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74128.

Boca Dam and Reservoir, part of Reclamation’s Truckee Storage Project, is located on the Little Truckee River about 6 miles east of Truckee, California, and 27 miles west of Reno, Nevada.

For additional information about the road closure, please contact Scott Schoenfeld, Operations and Maintenance Division Manager, Lahontan Basin Area Office, at 775-884-8351 (TTY 800-877-8339) or sschoenfeld@usbr.gov.

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Relevant Link:

Boca Dam Road Closure Map