Again this year, state wildlife officials are releasing trout into the Truckee River earlier than usual. They are hoping that by doing so, the fish will have a better chance to survive in the cold waters as they continue to face a third consecutive year of drought threat. The Nevada Department of Wildlife plans to release 7,000 hatchery-raised rainbows Wednesday just east of downtown Reno. It’s only the second time in 20 years they’ve dumped the fish so early in the year. They’ll be the first of about 35,000 they plan on releasing into the river this year.