Weather Alerts for Greater Reno, Carson City, Minden

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning
GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY, MINDEN

Areas Affected:
Lyon
Effective: Thu, 6/22 11:14am Updated: Fri, 6/23 3:21am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 6/26 11:14am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nevada...
Walker River Near Mason affecting Lyon County
Very warm temperatures through the weekend of June 24 and 25 will
continue to accelerate snowmelt in the Sierra with rapid runoff
persisting into the West and East Forks of the Walker River. As a
result, flows into and below the Mason-Yerington area on the mainstem
Walker River will continue a slow rise through Friday the 23rd and
possibly through the weekend. The peak level depends on efficiency of
continued upstream flood plain attenuation, reservoir management, and
when the reservoirs fill. Based on the latest river data, moderate
flooding is expected by early Friday morning.Major flooding is still
a possibility.
The Flood Warning continues for
The Walker River Near Mason.
* until further notice.
* At10 AMThursdaythe stage was10.8feet.
* Flood stage is 9.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate to major flooding is
forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near11.3feet by late
Fridayevening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At11.3feet...Moderateflooding in the Mason
Valley-Yerington area. Some portions of Yeringtoncouldflood if
breaches develop and the river spreads east. Flooding of many
secondary and some primary roads occurs. Structures adjacent to
the river in the flood plain may be damaged if not protected.
Extensive flooding of farmland and pasture near the river flood.
* This flood wave will continue downstream to the Weber Reservoir.
* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest ofaround
11.6 feet on July 11 1995.
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Information:
These river forecasts are based on forecast rainfall and temperature
conditions at time of issuance. If actual conditions vary from these
forecasts...river conditions will vary accordingly. River forecasts
include current and planned reservoir releases.

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