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Lyon County opens sandbag locations near Walker River

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Published: Jun. 9, 2019 at 5:26 PM PDT
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Lyon County Manager Jeff Page reports a flood watch is set to begin Wednesday along the Walker River.

Page says the Lyon County Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with county departments, the City of Yerington and Walker River Irrigation District to address flooding or potential flooding issues on the Walker and Carson Rivers.

The Lyon County Road Department has opened self-filling sandbag locations at the following locations:

Smith Valley: Dressler Park at the arena on Highway 208

Mason Valley: Lyon County Road Department Yard, 18 Highway 95A,

Yerington

Mason Town Hall. Bridge Street in Mason

County crews report there is flooding in fields north of the weir on the Walker River. Lyon County is concerned water will impact Miller Lane, which may have to be shut down by the end of Wednesday. No homes are threatened.

Page says on the Walker River, water is high and moving fast, with low lying areas seen flooding in south Mason Valley and Mason. The

has issued a Flood Watch for the Walker River beginning June 12, 2019. Crews are monitoring the river for debris buildup and flooding. The attached chart from NWS indicates the river may rise by Saturday.

Page says, "All planning and response is contingent upon changes in the weather. Normal road maintenance and facility maintenance may be suspended if things change drastically."

In the Carson River, water is high but the county hasn't seen localized flooding near populated areas. The attached graph from NWS forecasts more of the same for the week.

Lyon County warns the public these rivers are high and moving fast, and strongly urge people to stay out of the rivers under these conditions.

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