USA: Plan to Reduce Truckee River Flood Risk Moves Ahead

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick signed off on the project April 11 at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The approved plan includes flood risk management and recreation features along approximately six miles of the Truckee River from U.S. Route 395 to the town of Vista, Nev.

The plan will now go before the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the Office of Management and Budget for their final review. Following that, the plan would eligible to be authorized and funded by Congress for construction.

The Truckee River Flood Management Authority, the project’s local cost-share partner, would provide at least 35 percent of the project’s funding for construction, with the Corps providing the remaining funds.

Press Release, April 14, 2014

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