Possible Dangberg Reservoir overflow prompts evacuation alert

Water on either side of the dam blocking Dangberg Reservoir No. 4 from East Valley Road.

Water on either side of the dam blocking Dangberg Reservoir No. 4 from East Valley Road.

Residents downstream from the southernmost Dangberg reservoir have been told they may want to evacuate due to a possible overflow.

Water has been running over Buckeye Road since Friday morning, when it was closed.

Neighborhoods affected include those from East Valley to Orchard Road and from just north of Butler Court to Stockyard.

“The affected area includes less than 50 homes; however, the overflow could impact other property infrastructure in the area,” officials said on Sunday afternoon. “To reduce the potential impacts, the County is currently working on mitigation efforts to lessen the impacts or prevent the overflow.
A map of the affected area is at https://gisservices.douglasnv.us/portal/apps/instant/minimalist/index.html?appid=6e75f6ef2e3045dca51df19bcdfd698f

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The Douglas County Community and Senior Center (1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410) has been opened as an evacuation center. Pets are welcome. Livestock may be brought to the Douglas County Fairgrounds (920 Dump Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89410).

“We are asking residents to stay vigilant, pay attention to emergency phone alerts, and have a plan in place for evacuations,” county officials said. “Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about fuel, medications, keepsakes, and groceries you might need. Think about your loved ones on oxygen or anyone who may need assistance leaving their home. If you do not have a cell phone or landline, please keep in contact with friends, neighbors and family.”


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