Today seemed to be a typical August Sunday. Nice and mellow with a few wild groups. Seems like Sundays and Mondays are a transition day for visitors. So our numbers are a little lower than other days of the week.
We had another slight rise in water levels... now we are right about 210cfs. We're getting a bit closer to the perfect 300cfs. We're grateful for every cfs we can get! (cfs is cubic feet per second)
We have decided to open with limited rafting for Friday (August 5th). The Watermaster's office in Reno has started to release more water from our Tahoe City Dam into the Truckee River. The flows are low at this time, but they are increasing each day. Today the flow was 117cfs which is too low. Tomorrow, hopefully, we'll see an increase to the mid 150's. Still a low flow, but high enough for 2-4 people in each raft. ( 2 adults and 2 children or 2-3 adults) Really depends on how much weight there will be in the raft.
We want everyone to have fun so we don't want to overload the rafts. Should be nice weather... bring some snacks and something to drink. Remember - no styrofoam and no glass! Please footwear is a must!
Call ahead to make a reservation to save $5 off each person and little ones 5 and under are free!
OUR NEW EASY PHONE NUMBER IS (530) 583-1111 or online www.tahoetruckeerafting.com
Can't wait to see everyone!!! It's been a long wait and thanks for all your support
REMEMBER...LOOK FOR OUR BRIGHT YELLOW UMBRELLAS AT OUR ENTRANCE IN TAHOE CITY AND OUR NOW VERY FAMOUS "RIVERMAN" (he's cool)
I'm sorry everyone. My hopes to have a full summer season this year have been crushed. As each day passes with a non-raftable river, our staff feels more and more disappointed. Our spirits are low. We see the Truckee River trickle by our starting dock and all ask the the question...why is the river not higher?
With our country so desperate to work and repair our economy, and the words from our government leaders saying "put Americans to work", you just have to wonder why there isn't more the Federal Watermaster in Reno can do. I know they're "following a federal mandate to the letter of the law", but come on!
You would think there could be some way to boost our economy and figure out how to increase the flows from the Tahoe City dam so that the rafting businesses could open. Both rafting companies in Tahoe City employ about 150 people. There are many other businesses that benefit from people enjoying the river too. Isn't there a simpler way besides going through the Federal court system and changing outdated laws made 100 years ago?
Enough babbling for now... at the present time, the Watermaster's office has to deal with a very complicated set of rules. I know it's difficult and there's a lot of pressure...but, like I said before, "Come on"!
We'll keep you all updated... when we know something, I'll post it here and on our Facebook page.
As one of Tahoe's original raft companies, Truckee River Rafting offers self-guided raft trips on the beautiful Truckee River, from Tahoe City, California. Enjoy a leisurely and casual float from Tahoe City downa 5 mile stretch of the Truckee River to the River Ranch. It's tons of fun for all ages and a great family-together experience!! Aboard a super durable, professional raft, you'll float through peaceful, quiet stretches, exciting rapids, and a variety of riffles and pools. The scenery is spectacular and includes open meadows, timbered mountain slopes and shoreside onlookers.
Mountain Air Sports offers a superb good time for the whole family - we should know, we're a family owned and operated business! Our professional staff and commercial-grade durable rafts can hold up to ten people. 4, 6, and 8-person rafts are available, and we can accomodate groups of nearly any size. Bring a small cooler (no styrofoam please), a towel, and some water toys, and get ready for a great time!