Flood warning extended | NevadaAppeal.com

Flood warning extended

The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the

* Flood Warning for…

Alpine County in northern California…

El Dorado County in northern California…

Placer County in central California…

Nevada County in northern California…

Storey County in western Nevada…

Southern Washoe County in western Nevada…

Douglas County in western Nevada…

Western Carson City in western Nevada…

* Until 915 PM PST Saturday

* At 734 PM PST, flooding of low lying areas in and around Carson

City, the Carson Valley near the East and West Forks of the Carson

River, and a few other areas of the western Nevada Sierra Front

from Washoe Valley north into the Reno area continues. Flooding of

some poor drainage areas also continues in the Tahoe basin, mainly

in the South Lake Tahoe and Meyers areas.

* Flooding along the west shore of Lake Tahoe is decreasing, but

areas where snow berms are blocking drainage paths may still

experience flooding into Saturday.

* Creeks, streams, urban areas, farmland and pastures are at

greatest risk for flooding along sections of the East and West

Forks of the Carson River.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…

Reno, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley,

Tahoe City, Gardnerville, Sparks, Gardnerville Ranchos, and Washoe

Valley.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small

creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as

well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Never attempt to drive through flooded areas as some roads may be

washed out. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to see

flooded areas.