Localized flooding reported throughout Washoe County

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Washoe County is experiencing some localized flooding throughout the county on Thursday, March 22.

According to the county the following locations have reports of flooding:

  • Verdi: Minor flooding (infrastructure only) along Hill Lane
  • South Reno/Virginia Foothills: Minor flooding (infrastructure only) along Kivett/Toll Road
  • Belli Ranch along the Steamboat Ditch: Crews are monitoring and have reached out to Steamboat Ditch Co.

Lemmon Drive from Deodar Way to Arkansas Drive will close at approximately 6 p.m., according to Washoe County.

Some localized flooding was reported on Stead Blvd. Thursday morning, according to the City of Reno.

Officials said crews cleared out a plugged storm drain and culvert on Stead Blvd., and addressed similar situations citywide.

Crews continue to clean bar screens, located in places where irrigation ditches pass under roadways, to keep debris from clogging other areas, according to the City of Reno.

A Stage 1 Avalanche Alert was also issued near Incline Village; it has since been cleared.

Residents are asked to be prepared and take precaution to protect their property as heavy rain and localized flooding is expected throughout the week.

"With our recent snows, the ground is saturated which is why we are urging people to be prepared as we could see some localized flooding across roadways and properties in flood prone areas” says Operations Division Director, Eric Crump. “While it is natural for some water to be pushed on to the road with high winds, always use caution and never drive through flooded roadways.”

Sandbags are available at the following locations:

  • Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Station #223, 130 Nectar St., Lemmon Valley
  • Lemmon Drive and Pompe Way intersection, Lemmon Valley
  • Blue Heron Circle and Warrior Lane intersection, Belli Ranch
  • Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Station #30, 3905 Old Hwy 395, Washoe Valley
  • Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Station #16, 1240 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley
  • Washoe County Operations Yard, 3101 Longley Lane, Reno
  • Highland Ranch Parkway, one mile west of Pyramid Hwy, Sparks
  • Andrew Lane and Paddlewheel Lane intersection, Pleasant Valley

Residents should be prepared to fill the sandbags at the listed locations by bringing a shovel and assistance if needed.

Washoe County Roads Division regularly cleans and services Washoe County ditches and maintains infrastructure. However, it is recommended that property owners also continually clear gutters and ditches to allow for proper drainage should high precipitation occur.

To report non-emergencies throughout Washoe County, call 311 from any phone.

Lyon County does not anticipate significant flooding but advises citizens that are prone to flash flooding to prepare.

Locations are as follows:

  • Lyon County will monitor these locations and will stock them with more supplies as needed. Currently each location has 8+ tons of sand and 2 bundles of sandbags (1000 bags).
  • 56 Red Rock Rd, Mound House (Fire Station)
  • Dayton Toll Rd, Silver City at the Y (HWY 341 and HWY 342)
  • 200 Lakes Blvd, Dayton (front gate)
  • 460 Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton (Fire Station)
  • 404 Keystone Ave, Mark Twain (Utilities Building)
  • 8105 W HWY 50, Stagecoach (Community Center at Cheyenne Tr.)
  • Animal Services, HWY 50 E Silver Springs


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