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In The News: Lake Tahoe’s Truckee River Rafting Company Announces June and July Closure

June 6, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in The San Francisco Standard 05/30/2023, Written by MaryAnn Jones Thompson 

Sadly, there will be no Truckin’ on the Truckee anytime soon.

The Lake Tahoe summer vacation tradition of floating the Truckee River from Tahoe City to River Ranch will not be happening during June and July—and maybe not even all summer.

The winter snowpack has filled the lake to a point where runoff into rivers and reservoirs would be​ t​​oo great​. Without Tahoe waters being released into the Truckee, there will not be enough water flow​ to allow for safe rafting of the river.

The Truckee River Rafting company announced yesterday that it would not be taking any reservations for June and July bookings but may be able to open by August, depending on water conditions.


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