Truckee River California

The Truckee River is a river in the U.S. states of California and Nevada. The river flows northeasterly and is 121 miles long. The Truckee is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe and drains part of the high Sierra Nevada, emptying into Pyramid Lake in the Great Basin. Its waters are an important source of irrigation along its valley and adjacent valleys.
  • Etymology: Named after the Paiute chief Truckee
  • Country: United States
  • State: California, Nevada
  • Source: Lake Tahoe
  • Mouth: Pyramid Lake
  • Length: 121 mi (195 km)
  • Basin size: 3,060 sq mi (7,900 km²)
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