Sandoval to Host Flood Briefing in Preparation of Spring Snowmelt -- TODAY


Contact

Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - April 13, 2017

Governor Brian Sandoval will host a flood briefing TODAY, Thursday, April 13, at 10 a.m. in the Old Assembly Chambers in the Capitol Building. Northern Nevada has experienced a record-breaking year of snowfall and precipitation. As a result, the State of Nevada, in partnership with local governments, is preparing for the anticipated floods due to snowmelt in the months ahead. The briefing will be an opportunity to provide an overview of ongoing mitigation and preparation efforts in addition to providing resources to potentially affected residents.

WHEN:

Thursday, April 13th at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Old Assembly Chambers
State Capitol Building
101 North Carson St.
Carson City, NV

WHAT:

The Nevada National Guard, Division of Emergency Management, Department of Transportation, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and others will brief Governor Sandoval about conditions, concerns and available resources for Northern Nevada’s potential major flood events. The briefing will give a broad overview of current water totals and snow pack, possible scenarios and impacts in potential flood zones including Walker River, Carson River, North Valley, Washoe Valley, Fallon, Yerington and Lemmon Valley.

ATTENDEES:

  • Bradley Crowell, Director, Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
  • Jason King, State Engineer, Nevada Division of Water Resources
  • Nevada National Guard Adjutant General William Burks, Nevada Army National Guard
  • Caleb Cage, Chief, Nevada Division of Emergency Management
  • William Hoffman, Deputy Director, Nevada Department of Transportation 
  • Kacey KC, Interim State Forester, Nevada Division of Forestry
  • Doug Boyle, Nevada State Climatologist

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