U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Chair Mervin Wright gather for the signing of the Truckee River Operating Agreement. This video also features a welcome from Reno Mayor Bob Cashell.
Landmark video explains complicated issue in simple terms
(Submitted news) — The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) and KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting present “Taming the Turbulent Waters,” a half-hour documentary celebrating the historic signing of the Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA), which occurred on Sept. 6, 2008. The next airing is Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. on Ch. 5.
“Taming the Turbulent Waters” will air this November and December on Reno’s KNPB and PBS stations across the west. The program explains the more than 20-year history of TROA, including how U.S. Sen. Harry Reid brought all parties to the negotiating table, and the benefits to the water system and to residents of the Truckee Meadows. It includes interviews with Sen. Reid, TROA negotiators and representatives from the signatory parties.
The documentary was produced by Arrowhead Productions in conjunction with TMWA and Sen. Harry Reid’s office.
For general TROA information, visit www.tmh2o.com/water_system/settlement/ or call (775) 834-8080.
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Longtime water resource advocate Roland Westergard was recognized today by the State of Nevada for his lifetime of dedication to the protection of the state’s precious water resources.
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) presented its 2008 Wendell McCurry Excellence in Water Quality Award to Westergard at a ceremony at the offices of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) in Carson City, with members of his family and many friends and colleagues in attendance. The award recognizes his nearly 50 years of work in water quality protection and water conservation education, especially relating to Lake Tahoe.
Westergard is past director of DCNR and played a key role in the Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA), which was signed last month after 20 years of negotiation. A major focus of TROA is water quality.
As a member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s (TRPA) governing board from 1983 to 1998, including being chair for two years, Westergard was instrumental in the development of several milestone water policies, including the bi-state compact with California and the development of water quality standards that establish beneficial uses of the lake and criteria to protect those uses. The compact was approved Congress and signed into law in 1990. Read the rest of this entry »
Ruling grants Southern Nevada Water Authority 18,755 acre-feet annually of 34,752 acre-feet requested
CARSON CITY, Nev.—Nevada’s State Engineer Tracy Taylor released his ruling today on the Cave Valley, Dry Lake Valley and Delamar Valley water right applications filed by the Las Vegas Valley Water District. The applications are now held by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Taylor’s ruling grants to SNWA 18,755 acre-feet of water annually. LVVWD applied for 34,752 acre-feet annually in applications that were originally filed in 1989.
Today’s ruling comes after a hearing held in February. Read the rest of this entry »