March 12, 2014
If you're camping at the Lahontan Reservoir this weekend, good luck trying to find a dry spot. Rangers say the water is at its highest level in 30 years.
Its all because of high snow levels in Tahoe this winter season. Snow melt has caused the Carson River to swell, flowing at 4,000 cubic feet per second. Its normally at about 400 csf. All of the water is flowing into the reservoir, flooding beaches.
Park rangers still want people to enjoy the campgrounds this holiday weekend, but they're warning visitors to keep a close eye on their gear. People who dropped off their campers to save their spot, face the greatest risk. Ranger say its dangous to leave property unattended, and againt park rules.
An estimated 18,000 visitors are expected to flock to Lahontan this weekend.