The Desert Research Institute (DRI), Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF), and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) joined forces in 2011, and with help from the Truckee River Fund, cooperatively shaped a monitoring program on the Truckee River. This project is designed to maintain robust historic datasets, cooperatively use resources, and better study the Truckee River as a joint effort.