California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Graphic California map showing the locations of East Walker River spill The East Walker River with mountains in the background and highway pavement in the foreground

East Walker River Oil Spill

  • LOCATION: East Walker River, Mono County, CA and Lyon County, NV
  • DATE: December 30, 2000
  • INCIDENT SUMMARY: A tanker truck overturned on Highway 182, spilling approximately 3,600 gallons of #6 fuel oil and impacting at least 15 miles of river. The oil cleanup was complicated by cold weather and ice in the river.
  • RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Advanced Fuel Filtration Systems (AFFS)
  • NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEES: California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Nevada Division of Wildlife, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • RESOURCES IMPACTED: Instream habitat and wildlife (fish, macroinvertebrates); human recreational uses (fishing); other wildlife (1 Virginia rail, 2 dippers, 1 mink, and 6 beavers collected dead).
  • SETTLEMENT DETAILS: The trustees settled the NRDA portion of the case for $358,000.
  • STATUS OF RESTORATION: Implementation.

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Contact Information

Daniel Orr
Phone: 916-358-2807

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