Our Water — Wow!

When it comes to water, who would have known it could be so complex? So, here are some details about the remarkable water system we rely upon, day in and day out.

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Fact 24

The 1944 Orr Ditch Decree and Today’s Water Rights

Orr Ditch Decree

Fact 28

90%

90% Water Power!

Fact 30

Water rights

What is the number of new Truckee River water rights since 1944?

Fact 23

Lake Tahoe

Upstream storage, in wet and dry years

Fact 26

Water-Smart Landscaping

Water efficient landscaping saves you water and money

Fact 20

Conservation ≠ Growth

Water conservation does not equate to growth

Fact 21

Worst time to water

Fact 25

Why should I care about watering days - have you seen how much snow fell last winter????

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Surprise!

TMWA uses very little Truckee River Water!

Fact 29

I want to know how much water we have stored
RIGHT NOW

TMWA’s Upstream Reserves Tracker

Take a wild guess then click to find out

Fact 27

Hey, just how much water is an acre foot, anyway???

??? gallons per acre-foot

Fact 22

Is your john a water hog?

Let’s all be smart about using our water.