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Heavy rain could prompt Pine Nut mudslides

Staff Reports

Sierra Creek is running fast, but well within its banks after a night of heavy rain north of Genoa.

Heavy rain falling in Western Nevada has raised concerns for mudslides and rockfalls from the areas burned in the Bison fire in the Pine Nut Mountains.

About 2.5 inches of rain fell north of Genoa over the past 24 hours. Across the Valley at the base of Hot Springs Mountain three-quarters of an inch of rain fell. The Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department weather station reported a fifth of an inch of rain. Markleeville reported 2.29 inches of rain over the past 24 hours.

Heavenly Mountain Resort reported receiving 16 inches of snow over the last 24 hours.

The atmospheric river rolled in on Saturday and just kept rolling through this morning.

Rain is expected to continue through today and into early Monday. Snow levels rose early on Saturday night reducing the chance for small stream flooding along the Sierra foothills.

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