By John Cobourn: I have stated that community water issues can be best understood in the context of the whole watershed. I also stated that on the Carson River in Nevada, the Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) sponsors a community watershed group called the Carson River Coalition (CRC). It views all issues in the watershed…Details
I Am Carson River Watershed Campaign Launch
We live in one of the most spectacular watersheds in the country. From the majestic views at Carson Pass down to the ‘Tatooine-esque’ salt flats of the Carson Sink, our Carson River Watershed is truly one-of-a-kind. Go to IAMCARSONRIVER.ORG to watch the amazing ‘WALK THROUGH THE CARSON RIVER WATERSHED’ film. You’ll join former KTVN news anchor Vanessa Vancour as she walks through 24 spectacular local locations in just over two minutes!
“We’re excited to work with NEON Agency to launch the I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED campaign with this incredible film”, said Brenda Hunt, Program Manager of the Carson Water Subconservancy District. “For background, we surveyed our watershed community and found the majority of residents didn’t know they lived in a watershed and didn’t think their actions affected its health. This film celebrates the natural wonder of the Carson River Watershed, and educates and inspires individuals in our community to take action to improve its health and water quality”.
I AM CARSON RIVER WATERSHED and YOU ARE TOO!
The campaign is funded through Clean Water Act 319(h) funds with support from NDEP and CWSD.
CWSD Floodplain Conservation Videos!
By: Debbie Neddenriep, CWSD
Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) is delighted to debut its “Floodplains as a Community Asset” video series. Inspired by similar videos created by Colorado’s Urban Drainage and Control District, our goal is to underscore the critical importance of conserving the Carson River Watershed’s remaining floodplain, with an emphasis on maintaining the undeveloped nature of our watershed’s rivers and streams.
Created with funding from FEMA’s 2015 CTP “Cooperating Technical Partners” program, these videos aim to increase flood awareness, promote the importance of reducing flood hazards, and spur community action to conserve the Carson River Floodplain. The videos support CWSD’s overarching objective of informing watershed residents, policy makers, and developers on the importance of preserving the Carson River Floodplain and will be utilized in flood awareness outreach and education efforts throughout the watershed.
Please Click the links below to view our four videos:
The videos provide a strong case for watershed communities to preserve floodplains and support conservation efforts in the Carson River Watershed. They provide vital information to our community planners and local officials, empowering them to make informed land use and ordinances decisions that encourage public safety by keeping our floodplains open and undeveloped. A desired result of this project is increased funding from federal, state and local budgets for floodplain preservation projects such as open space acquisition, conservation easements, and ecosystem service incentives.
The CWSD would like to thank everyone who made these productions possible! Let’s continue to work together to protect the Carson River Floodplain as a Community Asset!
Carson River Coalition Main Meeting on October 21, 2015 in the Sierra Room, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street, Carson City, NV. Daniel P. Beard, Former Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation and Author of Deadbeat Dams is the keynote speaker. We hope you can join us! Click here for the meeting agenda. For more information…Details
Alpine County is unique in that it encompasses the headwaters of six major watersheds: the American, Carson, Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Truckee and Walker Rivers. The long-term availability of clean water in these rivers is dependent on the health of the headwaters and streams that feed into them. Check out this educational flyer, Drought Relief through Headwaters…Details
Nevada Floods. Are You Prepared? Flood Awareness Week is November 10-15, 2014 In Nevada, we have both flash floods and river floods even though most of us live in a desert environment. Whether you live near the foot of a mountain canyon, a dry wash, or on the floor of a broad river valley, you…Details
As you may know, in 2007 CWSD created the Andy Aldax Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed to honor Andy Aldax, a Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) Board member who served from its inception in 1959 until 2012. Andy has been a life-long resident, farmer, and dairyman in…Details
CWSD is requesting proposals to conduct engineering analysis and modeling work for several flood related projects in the Carson River Watershed. Click on the links below to view the requests, selected background information, and FEMA grant contract requirements. 1. RFP: Smelter Creek Analysis in Douglas County Smelter Creek Analysis Background Information 2. RFP: Alpine View…Details
Catch the fall colors at the Alpine Aspen Festival – a celebration of the beauty and vital role of aspen groves in providing clean water to millions of Californians and Nevadans. This year’s inaugural festival will include educational hikes, artist workshops, conservation projects, music, and more! The Alpine Watershed Group 501(c) 3 (AWG) is a…Details