Reno, NV……With a wet, heavy storm forecasted for this weekend, Washoe County crews are watching the rivers closely, and are ready for any flooding that may occur.
Hydrologists at the National Weather Service are predicting the Truckee River to crest at 7.3 feet on Sunday as a result of this weekend’s storm. While the prediction is well below the river’s 11.0 foot flood level, County staff are taking no chances.
“We will have our response trailers stocked and ready to respond should we need to, “ noted Bill Oroszi, Roads Division Director. “We have a supervisor on stand by and he will be monitoring areas as the weather progresses and will then coordinate with staff if warranted.”
Oroszi also indicated that sand and bags were in place near some of the region’s more flood prone locations should County crews need them.
The last major flood occurred over the New Year’s Holiday in 2005 / 2006. During that event, the Truckee River peaked at 11.6 feet.