High Water Mark Event at River Fork Ranch

High Water Event at River Fork Ranch

MINDEN, NV In recognition of Nevada Flood Awareness Week, Douglas County, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy and the Army Corps of Engineers, is hosting an event designating the newly installed high water mark sign at the River Fork Ranch taking place Wednesday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at 399 Genoa Lane, Genoa, Nevada. The sign marks a recent flood event that occurred in 2023 and highlights the wide inundation area that the flood waters reach.

River Fork Ranch permanently protects more than 800 acres of floodplain at the confluence of the East and West Forks of the Carson River. Undeveloped floodplains reduce flood risk to communities downstream by giving rivers room to swell beyond their banks in times of high flow while also allowing groundwater aquifers to recharge and natural water purification processes to function. This floodplain protection works in concert with the community’s sustainable agriculture and ranching efforts.

Nevada Flood Awareness Week is November 12 – 18, 2023 and is designed for communities to help educate residents and businesses by providing information and resources to prepare and respond effectively during possible flooding situations.

For more information contact Courtney Walker, Stormwater Program Manager with Douglas County at [email protected].   

About Douglas County, Nevada
Douglas County, Nevada, a community to match the scenery, is centrally located just 15 minutes south of Nevada’s state capital and borders Lake Tahoe. Located on Nevada’s western border, the community is framed by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada to the west and the Pine Nut Mountains to the east. The community offers miles of open space, expansive ranches and farms, many historical sites and displays, along with numerous outdoor recreation activities. Douglas County is the fifth most populated county in Nevada with approximately 48,000 residents and seasonal populations that can exceed 65,000, due to its proximity to Reno, Carson City and northern California. Douglas County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners. The County is comprised of ten functional areas – general government, judicial, public safety, public works, sanitation, health, welfare, cultural and recreation, community support and utilities. For more information, visit Douglas County online at DouglasCountyNV.gov.

TITLE VI Notice:
Members of the public who are disabled, require special assistance or accommodations or an interpreter are requested to notify the Douglas County Manager's Office in writing at Post Office Box 218, Minden, Nevada 89423 or by calling 775-782-9821 at least 20 hours in advance of the meeting.