About The Office

The U.S. District Court Water Master's office was created by a federal court order in 1926 as a means to help end rancorous legal disputes over water supplies and to manage water in Lake Tahoe and the Truckee and Carson rivers.

Assessments for water right holders on both the Carson and Truckee Rivers are sent out annually and are due within 30 days of the billing date.

There is no additional fee for making your payments online. Payments should reflect as pending upon authorization from our third-party provider. This process can take up to 24 hours to complete. Payments will be marked as completed upon successful payout from the third-party provider this process typically completes within 4 days.