Scott Carey—The Great Truckee River

Scott Carey
  • Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 noon
  • Location: Downtown Library, 301 South Center Street

The Truckee River has provided the water needed for life along its banks and has literally shaped our region. Scott will discuss the significance of the river to the Native American people of the Great Basin who have lived along the Truckee River since time immemorial. He will also discuss the historic Truckee River floods of 1955 and 1997 and their impact on the entire region.

Scott Carey grew up in Sparks, attended local public schools and used the Governor Kenny Guinn Memorial Scholarship to graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. Scott is a lifetime member and volunteer of the Sparks Heritage Museum, and since 2009 has served on the museum's Board of Trustees.