By Paul Nelson, KTVN-TV
Truckee River Rafting tries to open for the summer months on Memorial Day, but it had to wait a few extra weeks this year. River flows have to be at least 200 cubic feet per second for the company to open and that did not happen until last Thursday, after the federal water master increased water releases at the Tahoe City Dam to 220 cfs.
“The runoff has slowed down, so they’re going to need to release water from Lake Tahoe to supply places like Reno and the surrounding area,” Parker Bell, manager of Truckee River Rafting, said.
The melting snow kept the Truckee River above the legal minimum flows downstream.