Carson City, Nevada - The Bureau of Reclamation, the cities of Reno and Sparks, and the County of Washoe have completed negotiations for a long-term water storage contract to facilitate the storage of water quality credit water in the Truckee River reservoirs.

Under Title II of Public Law 101-618, Section 205(b) (1), Reclamation is authorized to enter into contracts for the use of space in Truckee River reservoirs. Such contracts must be consistent with both the terms and conditions defined in the Truckee River Operating Agreement dated Sept. 6, 2008, and the Water Quality Settlement Agreement dated Oct. 10, 1996.   

The draft contract is available for a 60-day public comment period and is available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/warren_act/water-storage-contract.pdf. If you encounter problems accessing the contract, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Written comments on the draft contract must be received by close of business Tuesday, July 5, 2016, and should be mailed to the attention of Rena Ballew, Resources Management Division, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 North Plaza Street, Suite 320, Carson City, NV 89701, or faxed to 775-884-8376, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please contact Ballew at 775-884-8342 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or additional information.