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Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility

TMWRF - Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

Equipment used: Hess sampler with 500 mesh netting. Area sampled: 0.256 m2 per sample, and three replicate samples are taken at each site. Subsampling: approx. 10-15% of samples must be halved due to richness, but counts over 200 are maintained whenever possible. Taxonomic level:  to genus and species, except for Diptera chironomids, which are identified to subfamily or tribe level. Oligochaetes are identified to family level.

QA: Type specimens are confirmed by Idaho State University, Stream Ecology Center; Type specimen collection established and archived to demonstrate past id's and for future verification of specimens. Library of general and taxon specific texts and monographs for sample handling, collection and identification. Bibliography of texts, keys, monographs, etc. are available.

Analysis/metrics: Idenfication and enumeration of invertebrates and invertebrate biomass determinations. No metrics are applied.

TMWRF - River Monitoring Data (continuous)

The TMWRF dataset contains hourly SONDE data from various sites along the Truckee River. Historical sites also include the North Truckee Drain and Steamboat Creek. The SONDEs collect temperature, pH, specific conductivity and dissolved oxygen. Currently, sites at Waltham Way Bridge and Painted Rock Bridge are active April 1st through November 30th, flow permitting. Data from obsolete sites are included in the data set and all data are organized by year.

Truckee River miles

This document lists the TMWRF River collection sites and river miles from Mogul to Nixon.

TMWRF - Monitoring Stations Shapefile

This point shapefile shows the sample sites from the ongoing Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) Truckee River monitoring effort. The shapefile is in GCS_North_American_1983 (latitude-longitude), North American Datum of 1983.

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