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Sparks Establishes Sandbag Stations effective Noon Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sparks, NV – The City of Sparks is preparing for a storm event as early as Sunday that is projected to bring substantial flooding to the City and region, particularly to the Sparks Industrial area.  This area is generally defined south of Interstate 80, north of the Truckee River, between Vista Boulevard to the east, and US 395 to the west.

The City is asking the public to stay clear of the Truckee River until high and swift water levels recede.  This includes City parks and paths.

FLOOD PREPARATIONS

At this time, the City is in the process of establishing a total of 5 sandbag stations which will be operational by Noon, Thursday, January 5.  Sandbags and shovels will be provided.

  • Stanford Way (between Cal Lane & Greg Street)
  • Kresge Lane (between Bergin Way & Watson)
  • Cottonwood Park (777 Spice Island Way)
  • Deming Way (just south of Kleppe Lane)
  • Larkin Circle (in front of Pick-N-Pull)

The City encourages all businesses to take steps to prevent possible flooding to their properties. 

A map of the City of Sparks Sandbag Stations, along with a tutorial video on how to fill sandbags can be found here.  Additionally, a map of a flood inundation level at 20 feet (projection only) is included.

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