Flooding Concerns

By: James Steiner Email
By: James Steiner Email

Still, the National Weather Service is keeping a close eye on the Susan River. It's expected to rise a couple feet over the next several days.

Steamboat Creek and other creeks, east of Washoe Valley, could also overflow their banks if forecasters are right about the rain totals.

Water experts aren't took concerned with the Truckee River cresting. They say it would take an inch of rain to fall, over the next 24 hours, for there to be any kind of flooding on the valley floor.

The water master says the local reservoirs have plenty of space to accomodate the rain and snow. It's been such a dry winter they've had to release water just to maintain minimum flows.

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