Truckee River restoration work continues |

Truckee River restoration work continues

RENO, Nev. (AP) ” Another phase of construction to restore the lower Truckee River east of Sparks and allow natural flood control is under way.

The $5.8 million project at the site of a former mobile home park in Lockwood is part of a larger effort to restore 50 miles of the river between Sparks and Pyramid Lake.

It’s also a key component of an $800 million project to control the flooding that regularly occurs on the Truckee.

The Lockwood work follows a similar restoration project started in September at the 102 Ranch, about 11 miles farther downstream.

The improvements are similar to ones made by the Nature Conservancy at the historic McCarran Ranch on the lower Truckee between Lockwood and the 102 Ranch.

Once completed, the restored area at Lockwood also will be the site of a new regional park.