Thursday, November 29, 2012

Flooding Coming To Western Nevada?

From the Reno Gazette Journal: With a pair of drenching rainstorms barreling toward the region, experts warned Thursday of the potential of serious flooding along the Truckee River in Reno-Sparks come Sunday.
Forecasts varied in severity throughout the day, but it’s clear that some level of potentially damaging flooding is possible Sunday in the Sparks Industrial Area, downtown Reno, Lockwood, Wadsworth and other flood-vulnerable areas.
“The way it’s shaping up right now, it’s a big one,” said Gary Barbato, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Reno.
Serious flooding hazards are also anticipated along small creeks and streams west of U.S. 395 through Reno and Carson City and at Lake Tahoe. Mud- and rockslides are possible in steep terrain and in areas burned by wildfires.Forecasts issued Thursday night by California-Nevada River Forecast Center said the Truckee River at Vista Boulevard could peak at just over 19 feet about 6 p.m. Sunday, 4 feet above flood stage and at sufficiently serious levels to submerge parts of the Sparks Industrial Area in 4 feet of water.|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE\
I bet they are wishing it would be snow instead of rain, especially the ski resorts.
Good luck to them and hope the weather people are wrong... again.

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