Friends of NWRA

NWRA 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker, Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D, Editor-in-Chief, Texas Water Journal has just put out a special issue of the American Water Resources Association’s IMPACT magazine on Texas water issues. Please download your copy HERE!

The annual 319(h) Grant Funding Opportunity will open July 8, 2019 and close August 23, 2019. Approximately $1 million dollars in federal funding is available to provide grant assistance for projects that prevent or control nonpoint source water pollution, the leading cause of water quality impairment in Nevada.

All proposals must follow the guidelines for application outlined in the Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO), which is available for download at State, local and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions are eligible to apply. A non-federal match (cash and/or in-kind) of at least 50 percent of the total project cost is required.

The Summer 2019 issue of Nevada Water News, the quarterly newsletter for the Nevada Water Resources Research Institute (NWRRI), is now available on the NWRRI website. Inside you will find articles on the water resources research being conducted in Nevada, as well as the principal investigators and students conducting the research.

Carson Water Subconservancy District - Request for Qualifications

CWSD is conducting a competitive ONE-STEP process to retain up to eight (8) consultants to provide professional civil engineering services for FEMA flood risk mapping, assessment, and planning (Risk MAP) studies which includes but not limited to, research, analysis, conceptual planning and design, strategic development, FEMA flood mapping studies, FEMA Hazard Mitigation studies, CLOMR/LOMA/LOMR development, and Area Drainage Master Plans.

CWSD invites interested firms to submit written Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) relating to this solicitation. A Screening Committee will evaluate firms’ qualifications and experience with similar projects. The firms determined to be best qualified will then be invited to enter into negotiations with CWSD for an on-call fixed fee or time and material contracts for each individual project.

Click here for more information and full RFQ

Please direct questions to Ed James at or (775) 887-7456

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Carson River Watershed - Online Interactive Map

We are pleased to announce that the Carson River Watershed Online Interactive Map and its Spanish version are now finished!

River Talks

Take a one hour virtual tour of the Truckee River Watershed Council's programs and projects. Multiple tours are available. Learn why the watershed is important and meet new friends along the way. Contact Brenda for dates and locations.

NEW RFP ~ Second Martis Wildlife Area RFP

TRWC has released a second RFP for our Martis Wildlife Area Restoration project. See our website for information on this and other RFPs.

THE CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT (CWSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Lynn Zonge to receive the 2019 Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed.  

One of her most noted projects was the Carson River Aquatic Trail.  She was instrumental in introducing and mapping this wild and undeveloped section of the Carson River which has become one the best river runs in Nevada.  


Save the Date!


2019 Carson River Watershed Forum - POSTPONED 

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2019 Carson River Watershed Forum has been postponed until the Fall!

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Friends of NWRA

Providing land surveying, consulting, and water right surveying throughout Nevada. For more information please call (702) 212-3967 or email

Providing land surveying, consulting, and water right surveying throughout Nevada. For more information please call (702) 212-3967 or email


2019 NWRA Organization Memberships

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Friends of NWRA Advertising Page

The cost for the ad will be $250 per year.  The ad price includes one monthly update to your ad space, if you have information in the ad you would like to change or update. Your ad will include a heading with your business logo or name (linked to website designated by you), company information and 2 lines of additional text, approximately 630 by 90 pixels in size.

CWSD's Video Series Debut:
Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset

Carson Water Subconservancy District is delighted to debut this new video series underscoring the importance of conserving the Carson River Floodplain.  Please pass them on!

Click links below to view these four videos:
Public Service Announcement (PSA) - Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset 
Agriculture’s a Good Fit for Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
A Case for Developers to Conserve the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset
Our Officials in Conserving the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset

These videos are intended to increase flood awareness, reduce flood hazards, and spur actions to conserve the Carson River Floodplain. These videos meet the goal identified in 2003 and reaffirmed in 2012 by the Carson River Coalition: “Protect the floodplain from future development. Once the floodplain and especially the river’s meander belt corridor are impacted by development, the river loses the ability to reestablish its natural functions.  Agricultural fields near the channel are critical for floodwater attenuation, ground water recharge, non-point source pollution buffering and providing habitat for wildlife.”

Thanks to Carson River Coalition for their input and review. Thank you to John Cobourn and Steve Lewis for their lifetime of work to conserve the Carson River Floodplain. Thank you to CWSD staff - Ed James, Toni Leffler, Brenda Hunt, and Shane Fryer - for letting me grow in a project management role and generously sharing their expertise to write, edit, and produce this video series. We appreciate Tom Strekel's voiceover talent and the time taken to make special appearances in the videos by Rob Holley, Lynn Zonge, Gavin Feiger, Aly Cheney, and Krissie Thornhill with Sapphire and Hunter. 

It was a pleasure to work with Orangetree Productions to create this FEMA funded video series.

The Truckee River Watershed Council has released a new RFP for a Restoration Project Communication Strategy, Plan and Messaging. See our website for more information about this and other RFPs.

The Truckee River Watershed Council has released an RFP for the design of the Lacey Meadows Restoration HERE. More information about this and other RFPs can be found on their website.