Minor flooding from Pine Nut storm | RecordCourier.com

Minor flooding from Pine Nut storm

Staff Reports
Water flowing through the dip on Jo Lane in Fish Springs.
Dave Fogerson | East Fork Fire District

A thunderstorm passing over the Pine Nuts is causing flooding along the East Valley this evening.

East Fork, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue are working water flow coming out of the Pine Nuts into various washes in Fish Springs. according to East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson.

“We have water over the roadway in a few spots but it is entering its banks again on the opposite side of the road,” he said.

East Fork is conducting reconnaissance with search and rescue doing road controls to insure no one crosses the water.

A flash flood warning for the Pine Nuts in Douglas County expired at 6:45 p.m. National Weather Service forecasters said that the water might take some time to get to Fish Springs from Mount Siegel. Forecasters said that flooding was no longer a threat at 6:53 p.m.

According to the rain gauge at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department only .08 inches of rain have actually fallen in the area. National Weather Service radar shows nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain fell in spots in the Pine Nuts.

Firefighters are also working the second lightning strike wildfire near East Side Lane in the last three days.

Fogerson said heavy rain and lightning are accompanying a thunderstorm in Topaz Ranch Estates.