Downtown flooding: A look back one year later

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - January 2017 had some of the worst flooding in downtown Reno. The large amounts of water forced restaurants near the Truckee River to close. Campo and Reff Sushi & Sake had to close their doors.

"They closed the street down," Campo executive chef David Holman says. "You know, they had the big machine down here making sure we didn't have a huge flood."

Luckily, the water didn't reach either of the restaurants.

"That affected business a lot," Reef Sushi & Sake part-owner Manuel Baez says. "Everything is paid but we're not making any money."

Baez says he's grateful for the milder weather so far in 2018.

"For the environment it sucks, but for us it's really good because we get to stay open," he says.

Although the 2018 winter season is far from over, Holman says he and his staff are ready in case it happens again.

"More prepared, more excited about how we are moving forward," Holman says.