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Truckee water-quality plans await verdict

Truckee, Placer stormwater programs must be tougher: The Town of Truckee will review its stormwater management plan Thursday evening.
donnerBy: Seth Lightcap/Sierra Sun
October 30, 2007

Spurred by state concerns over storm runoff and water quality, the Town of Truckee is ready to begin rigorous monitoring of Truckee River water quality. Next, they could use a partner to help pay for the added tests.

Truckee and Placer County are finalizing plans to meet the stricter standards that the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board handed down earlier this year. The board required the Town of Truckee and Placer County, which oversees a portion of Martis Valley, to create stormwater management programs to deal with runoff and contamination in the Truckee River Watershed.

Truckee Town Council will review the storm water management plan for submission to Lahontan on Thursday at 6 p.m. at town hall, go to www.townoftruckee.com for more information.

Placer County’s plan is available for viewing at http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Works/StrmWtr.aspx.

Caltrans’ program is available for viewing and comment through Nov. 30 at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/stormwtr/caltrans.html.

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