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Welcome to the page dedicated to developers and professional industry representatives.

This page allows you access to design guidance manuals and worksheets, construction site BMP field guide and construction site handbook, other stormwater protection tipsupcoming BMP Trainings, and other topics likely to be of highest interest to you. Please find documents and further information in hotlinks below.

All outdoor runoff enters the Truckee River without treatment, through the storm drain system. Today's Good Business Practices include stormwater protection "Best Management Practices," for all industries. View local industry News.

Important Links

Low Impact Development and public process: What was it?  For a community planning perspective, view the Truckee Meadows Low Impact Development (LID) Manual; (under review 2014, check back for new manual by end of 2014)

Treating stormwater in the Truckee Meadows with a built system?  View the Truckee Meadows Structural Controls Design Manual (under review 2014, check back by end of 2014 for new manual) or for design guidance in sizing, use the Standard Design Guidance Worksheets.

Reference the Truckee Meadows Regional Drainage Manual for projects. 

Construction specific

Nevada Construction BMP Field Guide (updated, 2014)

Truckee Meadows Construction Site BMP Guidance Handbook:  (2008 version here: this document is undergoing review will be updated in late 2014 after Nevada Division of Environmental Protection finalizes the new Nevada Construction Stormwater General Permit.)

Industrial and Commercial Storm Water BMP Handbook



Glossary of Terms


Construction stormwater discharge permits, for all projects grading or disturbing 1 acre or more, may be obtained through the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection HERE. *Be aware of the permit terms (July 1-June 30 annually).  As part of the process, an online Notice of Intent (NOI) form begins the permit process, an online Notice of Change is available for changes to owners or operators, and an online Notice of Termination (NOT) must be filed (*after revegetation or other stabilization requirements are met). For more SWPPP support, construction inspection checklists and performance standards, consult with the Truckee Meadows Construction Site Handbook. To identify whether receiving waters near a project site are designated "impaired" on the NV 303(d) list for a SWPPP, visit the Watershed Map Server.

ALL projects (permitted or not) must utilize Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent stormwater pollution and stay in compliance with local ordinances!

Truckee River Restoration Permitting HandbookWorking in the Truckee River and Riparian Areas
Working in the Truckee River requires many permits, protective measures and monitoring. To provide guidance to anyone doing work in or around the river, the Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission funded the development of the Truckee River Restoration and Construction Site Permitting Handbook. Within this document there is a Permitting Process Flowchart. To enhance this resource the City of Reno has also provided a GIS layer within the Watershed Map Server that illustrate the Truckee River from the California Nevada border to Pyramid Lake and the agencies that have regulatory authority of various reaches. 

Stormwater committee members or information about regular committee meetings may be found by visiting the Committee page. To contact the Committee directly, please send email to

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