Truckee River Flood Management Project

RVA Projects

Truckee River Flood Management Project

Client: Truckee River Flood Management Authority

Location: Reno, NV


  • Reduce flooding impacts to Truckee Meadows, NV
  • Overseeing the design of locally-preferred plan
  • Restore river’s ecosystem and improve recreational opportunities
  • Multi-jurisdictional agency coordination


The Truckee River Flood Management Project (TRFMP) is a joint effort among the cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Sacramento District, and numerous other stakeholders to reduce the impact of flooding in Truckee Meadows, Nevada. The project will also restore the Truckee River ecosystem and improve recreational opportunities by managing the development and implementation of the Truckee River Flood Control Plan.

The Truckee River Flood Management Authority’s (TRFMA’s ) goal for the new locally preferred plan (LPP) was to provide 100-year level of protection to satisfy stakeholders and other government agencies’ however, Corps was limited to analyzing only the Net Economic Development (NED) plan, which provided a 50-year level of protection.

RVA provided extensive coordination with Corps and TRFMA to develop an approach that met the objectives of both the Federal and non-Federal sponsors and stakeholders.

This was a fast-track project that required conducting the planning and environmental process over a five-month period to meet the Corps submittal deadline to headquarters. Since Corps was the Federal lead agency, RVA implemented an approach where the design was accomplished in parallel with the EIS revisions in an iterative process that was compliant with, and in a format that would facilitate, Corps review.

Truckee River