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Seth Lightcap/Sierra SunCold Creek in Truckee is one of the Truckee River's tributaries.
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The Truckee’s watershed stretches 50 miles between Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, but the serpentine river is 105 miles long from beginning to end.

While the majority of the watershed ” 75 percent ” and much of the demand for water from the Truckee River comes from Nevada, most of the precipitation falls and almost all of the water storage is located within California.

The Reno-Sparks area draws about three-fourths of its municipal water supply from the Truckee River.



After leaving Lake Tahoe, the Truckee receives water from a number of tributaries before crossing the state line, including Alder Creek, Bear Creek, the Little Truckee River, Cabin Creek, Cold Creek, Davies Creek, Donner Creek, Union Valley Creek, Gray Creek, Martis Valley Creek, Pole Creek, Prosser Creek, Sagehen Creek and Trout Creek.


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