Case study - the Truckee Canal: a transbasin diversion from the Truckee River Basin to the Carson River Basin
The Truckee Canal, which diverts water from the Truckee River basin to the Carson River basin in Nevada, was constructed in 1905 by the Reclamation Service as a part of the Truckee-Carson Project. The Reclamation Service was the predecessor of today's United States Bureau of Reclamation. The development of a water supply for the Truckee-Carson Project and the operation of the Truckee River system and the Truckee Canal have resulted in almost one hundred years of controversy and litigation. The Truckee-Carson Project was one of the first projects authorized by the United States government under ...
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