Social media becoming new tool to warn people about Truckee River dangers


Local agencies are teaming up for a social media campaign warning about the dangers of the Truckee River.

More than 40 rescues have been made for people in the river, and all next month posts will be sent out with the hashtag "#TruckeeRiverSafe."

Washoe County officials say the alerts will include warnings and advice on how to stay safe along the Truckee River.

They say they hope the social media campaign will get the word out about the risks involved, and encourage people to find safer ways to cool off during the summer.

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