Spring 2023 Runoff


UPDATE 5-24-23 10:52 a.m.

Due to water on the roadway, Dressler Lane is reduced to one lane. Please use an alternate route.

UPDATE 5-18-23 11 a.m.

Due to an increase in temperatures causing rapidly melting snowpack, Douglas County is urging residents to prepare for potential flooding. According to the National Weather Service, “Warm conditions will continue to accelerate snowmelt this week, along with increased reservoir releases, leading to higher streamflow on all area waterways. Points on the Carson and Walker River systems will rise past flood stage the next couple days. The Walker will likely see moderate flood stages starting this weekend.”

The most-severe impacts are predicted to take place Saturday, May 20 through Monday, May 22, with an increased chance of thunderstorms leading to a possibility of localized flooding.

Residents should be prepared for potential road closures. Get the most up-to-date information on road closures and flood updates by following the County on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor.

Douglas County Sandbag Locations

Genoa Fire Station
2298 Main St., Genoa

Jacks Valley Station 15
3450 Jacks Valley Rd, Carson City

Sheridan Fire Station
980 Sheridan Ln., Gardnerville

Johnson Lane Fire Station
1450 Stephanie Ln., Minden

Fish Springs Fire Station
2249 Fish Springs Rd., Gardnerville

Ruhenstroth Fire Station
2008 Pinto Cir., Gardnerville 

Support Services Center (East Fork Fire)
940 Mitch Dr. (Across from Station 7), Gardnerville

Holbrook Highlands at the Family Support Council Building
3324 Highland Way, Gardnerville

Kahle Drive between the Judicial Center and Sushi Pier

Lampe Park Maintenance Site
1324 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Flood Hotline
The Flood Hotline is currently not activated.

Disaster Declaration Information

1. Disaster Declaration Process
2. Nevada Preliminary Damage Assessment Training Tool

Damage Assessment Tool

The County also offers a damage assessment tool that allows the public to report flood damage. This is a simple tool used by Douglas County to keep a log of the issues during an event so staff can utilize the data for future Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) needs, or repairs in an effort to reduce damage during a future event. The tool can be accessed here.

Flood Materials

Ready.gov Flood Information
NFIP Disaster Response Resources
Recursos de Respuesta a Desastres
Septic System Information: Septic System Info 1Septic System Info 2
Roof Snow Load
Livestock Watering Needs
How to prepare for flooding, how to file a flood claim, flood maps, and more

Road Closures 
Mottsville Lane is now open.
Due to water on the roadway, Dressler Lane is reduced to one lane. Please use an alternate route.

Road Advisories
Be advised: There is water on the roadway in several places around the county.

Press Releases