The Truckee Canal

Water for a Sustainable Future

The Truckee Canal is part of the Newlands Project which was established by Congress in “the Reclamation Act of 1902”.  This was the first reclamation project in the United States and was enacted during Theodore Roosevelt’s administration to stimulate settlement in the West.

Benefits of the Truckee Canal

The water carried through the Truckee Canal directly and indirectly supported $330 million in 2007 local economic activity.  The establishment of the Newlands Project, including the Truckee Canal encouraged an allowed for the growth and industry that developed within its boundaries including:

  • The City of Fernley
  • Hazen
  • Churchill County
  • Lahontan Reservoir
  • The City of Fallon
  • The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe
  • Naval Air Station Fallon
  • Lahontan Wetlands
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable green power generation





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