Pine Nut Creek was roiling through Fish Springs on Monday afternoon, as heavy rain helped melt some of the snow in the Pine Nut Mountains.
Flooding was also reported in Ruhenstroth and the East Valley during the rainstorm that dumped around an inch of rain over 24 hours.
A flood advisory was in effect for Carson Valley until 4 p.m.
A gauge at the Fish Springs Fire House recorded .97 inches while one just west of there saw 1.05 inches of rain. Ruhenstroth received 1.5 inches of rain, while the Gardnerville Ranchos received .92 inches.
Genoa marked the highest rain total in Carson Valley with 1.74 inches falling in Nevada’s oldest town, according to the National Weather Service.
Fredricksburg resident Jeff Garvin reported 1.68 inches at around 10 a.m. Monday.
That may have contributed to flooding which closed Centerville for the second time in 10 days.
Highway 395 closed briefly near Wiseman at the base of Jake’s Hill as water rolled down the Pine Nuts and onto the highway. There were also reports of water crossing Pole Line Road near East Valley Road and on Stephanie, where debris had washed into the road.
In response to the flooding, Douglas County has activated a call center to allow the public to report non-emergency incidents related to the current flooding. Residents may call 775-783-6038 to report any non-emergency-related flood concerns. The call center is operational from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. daily. For flood emergencies, please call 911.
The County has also opened a livestock evacuation center at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Douglas County residents who need to evacuate livestock due to flooding can bring them to 920 Dump Road, Gardnerville.
Call 775-782-5126 to coordinate drop-off.
“Douglas County wants to urge all residents to stay safe during winter storms,” officials said. “Avoid unnecessary travel and have emergency plans in place in case of power outages, flooding, and dangerous snow conditions. Visit douglascountynv.gov for more information.”