The R-C Morning Report for Aug. 7
Genoa, Nev. — Eighteen North Valley residents who spoke at Thursday’s Douglas County commissioners meeting about flooding. Most thanked East Fork firefighters and sheriff’s deputies who responded while some excoriated the county commission for allowing flood issues to continue.
I’m told that about 100 people turned out for the flood meeting at the CVIC Hall. By the time the time commissioners adjourned, it was down to a few folks. Doug Johnson got over there before the thing shut down.
Someone asked why it seems to flood so much out of the Pine Nuts, but not from the Carson Range. The answer can be found by looking at a map. It’s a dozen miles from the top of Mt. Como to Fremont Street at the top of Johnson Lane. From Genoa Peak to Jacks Valley is around 2 miles. Johnson Lane is just at the pointy end of a much larger drainage.
We got a little rain this morning on the Valley’s west side. The Ranchos gauge is showing .03 inches. Minden Tahoe Airport showed .01 inches.
We could see some more rain today and the chance of a thunderstorm. Expect the high to hit somewhere in the neighborhood of 76 degrees. Wind will shift from west east at 5-10 mph later this morning.