The Truckee River—How It’s Managed...

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.

Fact 43

TROA is a really big deal

Lake Tahoe

Pronouce (Troh-Uh)

Fact 40

TMWA’s Distribution System:
See the Numbers

Fact 46

TMWA's Truckee River Fund has provided $34 million to protect the Truckee River

Lake Tahoe

Fact 48

You Have to Possess Water Rights to Build

Fact 41

You have a voice at TMWA

Lake Tahoe

Fact 42

Water Rights are complicated; but here’s a simple explanation

Water-Smart Landscaping

Fact 45

It took 28 years and a roomful of really smart people to get TROA done


Fact 46

TMWA offers a recreation map of the Truckee River

Water-Smart Landscaping

Fact 48

Only 1% of the Earth's water is suitable for drinking

Lake Tahoe

Fact 44

Landscaping Uses a Ton of Water

Fact 51

Where does water come from for new growth?

Fact 50

When your water leaks,
your water bill will speak.