TROA Documentary to Air Throughout the West

November 17, 2008

Pyramid Lake

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 or call (775) 834-8080.


Final review for Lincoln County water pipeline project (BLM)

February 8, 2008

Submitted press release from the Bureau of Land Management

Reno, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management published a notice in the Federal Register on February 8, 2008, announcing the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Kane Springs Valley Groundwater Development Project for review and comment.

The BLM will accept written comments on the FEIS for 30 days following the publication of the Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Availability in the Federal Register which published concurrently with BLM’s notice on Feb. 8. Read the rest of this entry »

Internet video to be set up for water hearings

January 31, 2008

Nevada State Engineer Logo

CORRECTION: This article was updated with new and correct information at 10:13 a.m. Feb. 5, 2008. 

 The Nevada State Engineer will be holding water rights hearing on applications filed for Cave Valley, Dry Lake Valley and Delamare Valley Monday, February 4 through Friday February 11, 2008.

The hearing will be broadcast live at the Nevada Legislature Web site:

The hearing will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2008, continuing through Friday, February 8, 2008, and reconvening at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2008, continuing through Friday, February 15, 2008, to be held at the Nevada Legislature, 401 South Carson Street, Room 1214, Carson City, Nevada. Please note that the room will be moved for Thursday and Friday, February 7 and 8 to Room 4100.

Public comment will be taken on Friday, February 8, 2008 and written public comment will be accepted until Friday, February 29, 2008.

Oral public comment will be taken in Carson City, Las Vegas, Caliente and Ely on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The locations for public comment are the hearing in Carson City, and:

State of Nevada Office Building
555 East Washington Ave., Room 4412
Las Vegas, Nevada

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Lincoln County
360 Lincoln Street
Caliente, NV 89008-0728
Phone: 775-726-3109

University of Nevada
White Pine County Cooperative Extension
995 Campton Street
Conference Room
Ely, Nevada

Written public comment
As set forth in the Intermediate Order and Hearing Notice of Oct. 4, 2007, the State Engineer will accept written public comment regarding the use of water as applied for under the applications. The new deadline for written public comments is Feb. 29, 2008.

Please address comments to:

Tracy Taylor
State Engineer
Attention: Susan Joseph-Taylor
Chief Hearing Officer
901 S. Stewart Street
Ste. 2002
Carson City, NV 89701-5250

Tending the well (Nevada Appeal)

January 23, 2008

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New state law regulates domestic wells, parceling

The old saying goes, “You don’t miss your water ’till your well runs dry” and many in the state and the rural counties are taking that to heart.

Deputy State Water Engineer Jason King said SB275, the new law that went into effect Jan. 1, allows domestic well users to withdraw 2 acre-feet a year, slightly less than the previous allowance of 1,800 gallons a day, or 2.2 acre feet a year.

Read the complete story at the Nevada Appeal.

Federal Land and Water Conservation grant funds available

November 13, 2007

Lamoille, Nevada waterfall. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Commission on Tourism. 

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that there are federal funds available for local park and recreation capital improvement and acquisition projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Counties, cities, unincorporated towns, general improvement districts and Native American tribes are potentially eligible for the 50:50 matching grants offered through the program. This National Park Service grant program is administered for Nevada by the State Parks division. Projects are being solicited for the 2007 and 2008 fiscal years.

Application packages will be available on State Parks’ website on November 15, 2007. Hard copies are also available upon request. The due date for fiscal year 2007 applications is January 31, 2008 by 5:00 pm. Faxed copies are not accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

Dayton church, hospital delayed by water protests (Nevada Appeal)

September 24, 2007

Churchill County, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe seek comprehensive plan addressing overappropriation of the basin

CARSON CITY, Nev.–All Tom Martin wants to do is build a church.

The proposed church would use Lyon County municipal water instead of the domestic well the church has a right to use, but blanket water protests by Churchill County and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe are keeping him from doing it.

Read the complete story at the Nevada Appeal.