Building upon knowledge gained in the lower Truckee River assessment report, Otis Bay continued its assessment of geomorphic river segments for restoration. Field visits were made to each river segment and each segment was scored for restoration and flood attenuation potential. Scores were made based on factors that affect flood attenuation, ecological river function, and potential for restoration.
Since the completion of this report, channel and habitat restoration projects have been initiated for multiple river segments that were ranked high for restoration potential. Examples of restoration project locations on the lower Truckee River include Lockwood Park, McCarran Ranch, and 102 Ranch.
Otis Bay played a key role in coordinating agencies and conservation groups, in collecting and gathering the knowledge needed to understand Truckee River ecosystem recovery issues and needs, and in generating solutions that work on local or river-wide scales. Restoration prioritization and planning was presented to restore the processes needed to recover the riparian forest and improve aquatic habitats for species conservation, ecosystem renewal, and to create opportunities for outdoor recreation.
This project has been completed.