Drought in the West A Photographic Essay     
Reno/Truckee Meadows
Interactive Cartograph: Clickable place names, horizontally scrollable.
Bucks Lake Whites, Thomas Creeks & Alexander Lake
Webber Lake Cold Stream/Sierraville CreekSierra Valley (Alfalfa) → Feather River (North Fork)Lake Oroville Brown, Davis & Franktown Creeks
Little Truckee River
Little Truckee River
Steamboat CreekWashoe LakeOphir Creek Tahoe Meadows
Independence LakeIndependence Creek
Davis/Davies & Merrill Creeks Lake Tahoe
Rock Lake(Upper) Price Lake
Stampede ReservoirLittle Truckee River 3Boca ReservoirLittle Truckee River 4Truckee River Donner CreekDonner Lake
Prosser CreekProsser Dam
Where does Reno's drinking water come from?

Plaque on Bidwell Bar Bridge depicting California State Water Project including the California Aqueduct from Lake Oroville to San Diego.
Years of research and observations have resulted in this diagram/photo essay of Northern Nevada's Northern Lahontan watershed and conditions during drought.

Connecting the dots of the Truckee Meadows and Northeastern California fresh water sources, each page bears photos of the location, videos, critical data including historic and often an important news piece about the drought situation such as Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis, The Guardian, UK.
Using this site
The fresh water source diagram at the top of all pages is scrollable. Move to the left to see the full diagram. Click on a location or use the navigation in the upper right of every page to go through the system sequentially. Not all pages are completed, but will be soon.

You may also choose a site from the selected images below.

Hope this labor of love proves helpful and informative.

Best Regards,

Billy Howard, 5.10.15 (with continual updates).
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