Photographer's Note

The Truckee River is a stream that flows in the states of California and Nevada. The river is about 120 miles (190 km) long. It is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe and drains part of the high Sierra Nevada Mountain range, emptying into Pyramid Lake in the Great Basin. Its waters are an important source of irrigation along its valley and adjacent valleys.

It flows generally northwest through the mountains to Truckee, California, then turns sharply to the east and flows into Nevada, through Reno and Sparks and along the northern end of the Carson Range. It empties into the southern end of Pyramid Lake, on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.

It is a beautiful stream for fishing and I have done that many times. Very clear and clean with several varieties of trout present here. In this picture, taken in Reno, one can see how clear the water is and although it is not too deep here, it gets deeper as it flow further toward the northern part of Nevada.

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