TMWA Hosts Open House on Drought Response Planning

Truckee RiverTruckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) has scheduled an open house to provide information on its drought response planning feasibility study from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at its administrative office, 1355 Capital Blvd.

The study is funded jointly by TMWA and the federal Bureau of Reclamation under the WaterSMART Grant. The bureau manages water and power in the western United States. TMWA, University of Nevada, Reno, and Desert Research Institute conducted the study.

Formerly known as Challenge Grants, WaterSMART Grants provide 50/50 cost share funding to water districts or local governments with water or power delivery authority. Projects should seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy, protect endangered species, or facilitate water markets, according to the Bureau of Reclamation.

Customers who attend can get information about how climate change may impact regional water supplies and the steps TMWA can take for drought resiliency. Public input regarding the study will also be accepted.

Those who are disabled and require accommodations are asked to call TMWA at 775-834-8002 at least 24 hours in advance.

For those unable to attend, comments can also be submitted online at: or by calling 775-834-8080.

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