Addressing health and safety concerns resulting from a recent increase in activity along the Truckee River, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to temporarily extend an alcohol ban on the Truckee River until Oct. 15. The ban is in effect immediately.
State law authorizes the board to impose an alcohol ban on the Truckee River between Fanny Bridge and the River Ranch during “designated holiday periods.” The existing alcohol ban will continue with the temporary amendment, currently enforceable by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Outdoor activity is permitted in the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, and recreation on the Truckee River has increased since Memorial Day weekend. The commercial rafting businesses have voluntarily reduced boat capacity by 50%to address COVID-19 concerns; however, the number of private rafters has significantly increased in recent weeks.