Nevada Department Of Transportation Contracts For Flood-Related Repairs To Kingsbury Grade, Other State Roads

by Meg Ragonese, Nevada Department of Transportation CARSON CITY, Nev. – In just the first days after several northwestern Nevada state roads were damaged by flooding, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has let out emergency contracts and contractors are already being dispatched to repair erosion and other flood-related roadway damage. The repairs follow tours of the damage taken by Governor Sandoval and local officials … Continue reading Nevada Department Of Transportation Contracts For Flood-Related Repairs To Kingsbury Grade, Other State Roads

East Fork Crews Extinguish Structure Fire In Midst Of Flooding

by East Fork Battalion Chief Scott Fraser, East Fork Fire Protection District · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — At 3:40 a.m. Monday, units from East Fork Fire Protection District, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Road Department, Nevada Division of Forestry responded to 1398 Madcap Lane in Gardnerville for a structure fire. First arriving units found the dirt road leading to the home washed out … Continue reading East Fork Crews Extinguish Structure Fire In Midst Of Flooding

Flood Warning Forecast Maps

Staff & National Weather Service Reports MINDEN, Nev. — Maps distributed by the National Weather Service of the potential flood prone areas for the flood warnings Sunday through Tuesday in Carson Valley. HDR Engineering generated simulated inundation maps for the Carson River/Valley for flows near the forecast peak flow of the upcoming flood event. The National Weather Service was not involved in the creation of … Continue reading Flood Warning Forecast Maps

Douglas County Declares State Of Emergency In Advance Of Sunday’s Flood Warning

Staff and Douglas County Joint Information Center Reports · 2 min read [embeddoc url=”http://carsonvalleytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Carsonindex.pdf”%5D MINDEN, Nev. — – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the significant flooding event forecast for this weekend. The declaration has been submitted to the State of Nevada and will allow regional partners to speed up the delivery of resources required to … Continue reading Douglas County Declares State Of Emergency In Advance Of Sunday’s Flood Warning

Snowpack Totals Around Carson River Lower Than 2005, 1997 Floods

Staff Reports · 2 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — As Carson Valley and much of Western Nevada braces for almost certain flooding this weekend, the biggest question heading into the National Weather Service’s flood warning for the Carson River starting Sunday is “How bad is it going to be?” With many variables in play, most notably how much rain actually falls, it’s a nearly impossible question … Continue reading Snowpack Totals Around Carson River Lower Than 2005, 1997 Floods

Carson River Drops Below Flood Stage Tuesday Evening

Staff Reports · 9 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Flooding across the East Fork and main stem of the Carson River had widespread impacts across the Valley Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The main stem of the Carson River flowing from Genoa into Carson City reached a peak of 11.04 feet, just over the major flooding stage, Tuesday morning. From there, it before leveled off and gradually dropped below the … Continue reading Carson River Drops Below Flood Stage Tuesday Evening