Thunderstorms bring second day of flooding
Genoa, Nev. — The second day of heavy rain in the Pine Nuts brought the second day of minor flooding in eastern Carson Valley on Saturday.
East Fork firefighters responded to flooding in the Buckskin and Mustang area along with Pine Nut Canal.
“Water has exceeded the banks but there was no property damage and no injuries,” Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson said. “Some yard damage has occurred but not to the extent of a few weeks ago at the same locations.”
There was some flooding damage Friday in Topaz Ranch Estates near Sandstone and Slate, Fogerson said.
Officials with the general improvement district are working to open two culverts that were closed by driveways.
“Much of the Valley is soaked,” Fogerson said. “During reconnaisance this morning the streams and creeks were still flowing well. The other streams were not moving as much water as this morning, a great sign.”
A weather watcher in Fish Springs reported .55 inches of rain fell on Saturday morning. Another .45 inches of rain was recorded at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department this afternoon.
The last time Minden saw measurable precipitation on July 4 was 2001.
Power has been restored to Harvey’s thanks to generators brought in today, Fogerson said.
Harvey’s is back up and running on generators they brought in this morning.
Fogerson credited the Douglas County Road Department with helping clear channels on Saturday morning with a grader and backhoe.
Mason and Smith valleys also experienced some flooding over the Independence Day weekend, according to Lyon County Manager Jeff Page.
Upper Colony Road in Smith Valley was affected by mud flows. Public Works crews were able to make the road passable last night and will continue to work on clearing the road today. Artesia Road is covered in mud and crews will begin cleanup efforts Monday, Page said.
East Walker Road in Mason Valley also experienced mud flows and crews will begin assessment and cleanup efforts Monday.