Genoa, Nev. — Two dozen volunteers turned out to work on the Heritage Park Gardens on Earth Day on Saturday. There are still a handful of garden beds available to rent at the community garden located in Gardnerville. Call Jessica Gardner at 775-309-1550 if you’re interested.
Friends of Genoa and volunteers swept up Nevada’s oldest town on Saturday in honor of Earth Day, but also in preparation for this weekend’s Genoa Western Heritage Days.
The Douglas High School Tiger Battalion took third place at Saturday’s Jr. ROTC Raiders Challenge, which is pretty good for an outfit that didn’t have a team a couple of years ago. Nationally ranked Spanish Springs took first place.
Warmer temperatures in the high Sierra have finally caused the West Fork of the Carson River to rise, cresting at 12.63 feet around midnight last night. It’s going to be bumping along above the 12.5-foot action stage for a while and is forecast to crest at 13 feet late Thursday night this week.
The East Fork at Horseshoe Bend crested at 12.53 feet last night short of the 13-foot action stage. It’s forecast to hit 13.6 feet 3 a.m. Friday.
Carson Pass still has a record amount of water locked up in the snowpack with more 5 feet on Earth Day an inch higher than April 21, 2017. Ebbetts Pass at the top of the East Fork has 75.4 inches this morning, down a half foot from the 2017 record for April 24. The whole Carson River Basin is running 197 percent of median.
That snow is going to keep melting as temperatures continue to warm up. Today’s high temperature is expected to hit 70 degrees with the wind out of the west at 5-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. The forecast calls for a high of 80 degrees by Thursday and 83 on Saturday.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at 775-782-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org