Staff Report

TCID update on repair work

As of Wednesday, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s repair work on the Lewis waste-way structure was at about 20 percent, according to TCID’s website.

The work stems from a failure of the embankment adjacent to the structure on April 30. The construction is being performed by the district, BOR and Churchill County Road Department.

During the duration of work, district personnel instituted flow into the Carson Division through the T-line canal from Diversion Dam and through the Carson River channel. This will assist, in part, in making water available to the Stillwater area.

The repair design, meanwhile, consists of the placement of imported impervious fill, which will be compacted in 6-inch lifts to a 95 percent rate of compaction, according to TCID. Concrete low strength material (CLSM) will placed adjacent to the Lewis structure’s penstock and will be joined with the newly compacted material.

A sand filter and gravel drain will be placed in the downstream, or backside, of the embankment with additional material placed over the same.

Within the canal prism, a three-foot by three-foot cut-off wall will be installed in front of the structure and new embankment. The wall will also serve to anchor a geo-membrane that will effectively cover the entire front face of the embankment.

The geo-membrane will also be connected to the newly create Lewis waste-way facility as well as the existing check structure. The geo-membrane will then be “armored” by both a layer of impervious material and then by rock.

TCID will also post daily updates to the repair work on its website at Updates for Thursday’s construction efforts were not available at press time.


The Fallon Police Department is asking motorists to avoid before- and after-school traffic at Merton Drive and Taylor Street.

Because of the increased traffic, the FPD would like motorists to avoid the intersection between 7:45-8:15 a.m. and 2:45-3:15 p.m. on school days.

Food managers certification course

Environmental Services Ltd. (ESL), a Reno-based consulting firm, will be offering a Food Service Manager Certification class on Monday from 8 a.m.-6 the Depot Casino & Restaurant, 875 West Williams Ave.

This is a ServSafe® Certification class for Food Service Managers in all Nevada counties with the exception of Washoe County.

ESL classes are recognized and approved by the Washoe County District Health Department, as well as the State of Nevada Health Division, and meet all criteria for certification under both jurisdictions.

The class fee of $215 includes the ESLLC Study Guide,” the National Restaurant Association ServSafe Exam, as well as all other class materials. Lunch will be provided, with the lunch hour being devoted to the provided exam review questions. Reservations for this class may be made by submitting a non-refundable $100 deposit to ESL at the address to 2365 Camelot Way, Reno 89509.. Seating for this class is limited.

Call for additional course information: 775-329-8272; 775-722-6291 (cell)