This Smart About Water topic takes a look at the Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA) and the positive impact the landmark agreement has on our region. TROA was finally implemented in 2015. It set into motion a completely modern approach to managing the Truckee River. Check out the facts below, especially Facts 42 and 45. They’ll shed light on what makes TROA such an important addition to managing the river while anticipating those drought years. See this page for a deep dive into TROA.
Water Rights are complicated; but here’s a simple explanation
You have a voice at TMWA
TMWA’s Distribution System:
See the Numbers
When your water leaks,
your water bill will speak.
Landscaping Uses a Ton of Water
TMWA offers a recreation map of the Truckee River
You Have to Possess Water Rights to Build
TROA is a really big deal
TMWA's Truckee River Fund has provided $34 million to protect the Truckee River
It took 28 years and a roomful of really smart people to get TROA done
Only 1% of the Earth's water is suitable for drinking
Where does water come from for new growth?