$1M in Clean Water Act grants approved for Nevada waters

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $1 million in federal Clean Water Act grants to protect the condition of Nevada surface waters, including more than $350,000 at Lake Tahoe.

The Carson Water Subconservancy District will receive the largest single grant — $237,000 for the Carson River Coalition watershed coordination program.

The Kingsbury General Improvement District won $155,000 for street sweeping operations to help keep sediments out of Lake Tahoe.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency gets $126,000 for pollution prevention and water quality improvement and the Incline Village General Improvement District $81,500 for the Burnt Cedar Beach water quality project.

Two Washoe County grants target the Truckee River — $75,000 for the Nevada Land Trust to create a watershed management plan and $25,000 for the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency to create a non-point-source special awareness tool.

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