FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jim Rundle, 775.353.7827, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sparks, NV – The Truckee River rising water levels have inundated the Truckee River Trail from Rock Park to Gateway Park. The Truckee River levels are predicted to peak at 14.7 feet today, which is below the “Minor” flooding designation. While the City does not expect substantial flooding with this event, this could change if storm events persist this weekend.
Businesses and residents should continue to monitor the news and weather, and keep any flood prevention programs in place for those in areas that are prone to flooding, to include sandbags. The City has opened two sand bag locations at 855 Linda Way and on Larkin Circle (near Pick-n-Pull).
Please exercise extreme caution and avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Community members can also help reduce the threat of flooding by keeping street gutters and storm drains free of debris so that storm water can easily access the storm drainage systems.
To report major street flooding, contact the Sparks Police dispatch at 775-353-2231.