What is the Newlands Project Planning Study and Risk Assessment?

The Newlands Project Planning Study and Risk Assessment is a $2.5 million project designed to perform an exploration/risk analysis of the Truckee Canal to determine the full extent of rehabilitation needed for the canal to resume flows above 350 cubic feet per second (cfs).

Reclamation completed the risk assessment in June 2011. Additionally, Reclamation is conducting a study to evaluate multiple alternatives for water delivery in the Newlands Project that will integrate the design data collected on the canal and the risk assessment. That study began in April 2011. The study is expected to be completed in April 2013 and will help to determine effective alternatives for safely delivering water to meet Newlands Project water rights. The planning study and risk assessment do not limit TCID’s ability to proceed with repairs pursuant to the O&M contract.