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Prepare for Wet Weather

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.

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FLOOD EVENT IMMINENT IN SPARKS

According to the National Weather Service, the Truckee River will reach flood stage in the Sparks industrial area at 6:00 p.m. this evening.

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.

Current projections are that significant flooding will occur through this evening, continuing into Friday afternoon.

Warmer temperatures and the recent rainfall have caused significant water runoff, raising Truckee River levels.  The City encourages all businesses to take steps to prevent possible flooding to their properties.  Localized flooding may occur throughout the City.

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.

SANDBAG LOCATIONS

At this time, the City is in the process of establishing two sandbag stations which will be operational by 5:30 this evening.

  • 855 Linda Way
  • Larkin Circle (in front of Pick-N-Pull)