Flood Awareness Event

Flood Awareness Event
Posted on 11/01/2019
Flood Awareness Event Douglas County and the State of Nevada are hosting an educational event to inform citizens on flood preparation and safety during Flood Awareness Week, November 16-22, 2019. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 3 pm to 6 pm in the Dining Room of the Douglas County Community and Senior Center.

Douglas County staff, East Fork Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Water Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, Carson Water Subconservancy District, the Washoe Tribe Environmental Protection Department, , FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Nevada Department of Transportation, River Wranglers, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and the National Weather Service will be on site and available to answer a variety of flood related questions.

“We encourage residents to attend and speak with our staff about flood preparation as we head into winter,” said Douglas County Stormwater Program Manager, Courtney Walker. “We are here to answer your questions about the maps and provide information to help better prepare you in the case of flooding.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Flood Awareness Week event to view proposed Carson River Floodplain maps, learn about the Ruhenstroth Area Drainage Master Plan, view FEMA flood maps, learn about the new Stormwater Maintenance Division and receive information on how you can prepare for a flood. Douglas County has set up a web page dedicated to local flood information. The most current information on County flood projects, and information pertaining to Flood Protection, can be found here. 

There will be several agency booths with information and interactive displays such as flood and watershed models. A presentation will be held at the event at 3pm and again at 5pm.

For more information on flooding in Nevada and additional resources please visit nevadafloods.org. We look forward to seeing many people at this event.