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Water Supply Update From TMWA

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 1:36pm.

Truckee RiverUpdate from TMWA: "Our region is experiencing one of the best starts to a water year in recent history. Precipitation since the beginning of October is well in excess of 200% in both the Truckee and Tahoe basins.

The snowpack is also about double what it normally is for this time of year. January has been one of the top five months for precipitation on record. The wet-weather pattern has also provided a big shot in the arm for Tahoe, with the lake’s level rising 1.4 feet just since the first of January— and over two feet since the beginning of the water year on October 1.

It is estimated that the lake will be 4.2 feet above the rim by June, which is about two-thirds of its massive storage capacity. This is an extremely-favorable outcome, allowing us to confidently predict that Tahoe will be able to support normal river flows at least through 2018, making it unnecessary to tap into our record-high levels of upstream drought reserves. It is also expected that all reservoirs in the system will fill this year. If you would like to check the current status of our upstream reserves, please visit the new Upstream Reserves Tracker at tmwa.com/reserves."

Are you loving the snow? The snowpack is incredible this year. For many, that means even more opportunities to for winter sports. Remember, there are several excellent avalanche and snow safety courses offered in the area. If you spend time in the winter in the mountains, it is a very good idea to take one. 

Check out the snow conditions before heading out and follow precautions when on the mountain. If you're vacationing in Reno-Tahoe and are thinking about making this area home, we don't blame you! It's a great place to live, winter or summer. Browse the available listings by using our Search Tool at the top of the page. If you're interested in setting up a customized home search, please let us know. You will be notified via email when a home meeting your requirements hits the market. For more information about Reno, Nevada real estate, call us at 775-453-4568. 

 

 

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