Reno River Festival prepares for high-flowing Truckee River

Reno Riverfest prepares for high-flowing Truckee River

Organizers of the Reno River Festival say they are preparing for some exciting conditions that a high-flowing Truckee River could bring to this year's event.

The festival is scheduled for May 13 and 14, and the record-breaking winter and ensuing river flow should attract whitewater athletes from around the world.

The river is flowing faster than it did at last year's event: The U.S. Geological Survey measured the current flow at 5,000 cubic-feet per second, up by 3,000 cubic-feet per second from 2016.

The winners of this year's contest will take home a combined $10,000 in prizes.

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