The Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project is conducting a General Reevaluation Report to address flood risk management and recreation measures along the Truckee River within the Truckee Meadows.
In 1988, a project was authorized to reduce the flood risk for the region, but was later suspended after changes in real estate costs made the project economically infeasible. Since the 1990’s, there has been strong local interest in reestablishing a “living river” corridor to convey flood flows, reestablish native habitat and restore fish passage along the Truckee River. Despite several attempts to identify a comprehensive solution for flooding, ecosystem restoration and recreation, the Corps' study was re-scoped in 2012 to focus plan formulation on flood risk management and basic recreation features.
The need for the project is evidenced by the significant flooding experienced within the project area, which covers approximately 60 miles of the Truckee River beginning upstream of Reno and passing through the city of Sparks and the Truckee Meadows before ending at Pyramid Lake.