Grant #150

Truckee River Native and Non-Native Aquatic Plant and Trash Survey

The preparation of a base line map delineating aquatic invasive species (and trash) infestations along the Truckee River corridor. The map covers the entire corridor of the Truckee River system from Tahoe City to Pyramid Lake and will also include tributaries to Donner Lake, Prosser Reservoir, and Boca Reservoir. This work measures the extent of Eurasian Milfoil and other AIS infestations but will also identify native vegetation important for maintaining the natural biology of the river system. The final but dynamic map allows for implementation of control and removal strategies along the entire river corridor. This work is coordinated with other organizations such as the Great Basin Institute and League to Save Lake Tahoe.

TMWA Benefit:

Completion of the project will allow targeted implementation of removal programs for Eurasian Milfoil and other invasive species along the Truckee River corridor. This is a necessary component of TMWA’s raw water quality protection program.