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Understanding that most have seen these warnings already, hear are the updated Flood Warnings for the Central / Northern Sierra Regions as of 2:30 pm today.
Find your local Flood warnings here:

FLOOD STATEMENT – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO, NV – 243 PM PST SAT JAN 7 2017 …

The flood warning continues for the following rivers in California…Nevada…

  • Susan River At Susanville affecting Lassen COUNTY
  • Middle Fork Feather River Near Portola affecting Plumas COUNTY
  • Truckee River Near Truckee affecting Nevada AND Placer COUNTIES
  • Truckee River At Reno affecting Washoe COUNTY
  • Truckee River At Vista affecting Storey AND Washoe COUNTIES
  • East Fork Carson River Below Markleeville affecting Alpine AND Douglas COUNTIES
  • Carson River Near Carson City affecting Carson City…Churchill… Douglas AND Lyon COUNTIES
  • West Walker River Near Coleville affecting Mono COUNTY

An atmospheric river will produce intense rainfall with snow levels near 9000 feet Sunday and Sunday night. Intense rain, saturated soils and melting snow will combine to produce excess runoff and cause rivers to flood. Rain and snow levels will decrease on Monday, however flood impacts will continue into Tuesday.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Flood preparations should be rushed to completion as soon as possible. Weather conditions will deteriorate tonight with flood impacts starting early Sunday morning. Never drive through flooded areas and follow the directions of emergency officials.
The next forecast update for these locations will be issued at about 9 am Sunday.
See Below for the Warnings in your area. Warnings are for the Eastern Side of the Sierra From the Carson Valley to Susanville.


 


…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in California…

Cosumnes River At Michigan Bar .

Very heavy rainfall is forecast to fall over Northern California today and Sunday which will cause rivers to rise dramatically.
The Cosumnes River At Michigan Bar is forecast to go above flood stage late tomorrow morning and cause minor flooding. Additional rainfall is expected next week which will keep rivers elevated through most of next week.
Forecasts are based on present and forecasted meteorological and hydrologic conditions at time of issuance.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Unlisted forecast points are expected to remain below monitor stage. All those affected by river conditions should remain alert for rapid changes and for possible forecast revisions. For more hydrologic information and stage definitions refer to the following web site: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sto/hydro_data.php


The Flood Warning continues for The Susan River At Susanville.

* FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO MONDAY AFTERNOON.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday the stage was 4.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast…The river is expected to rise to near flood stage Sunday
evening.
* Forecast…The river is expected to rise to between 12.0 and 13.0
feet Sunday evening.
* Impact…At 13.0 feet…Moderate flooding in Susanville from
Lassen Street downstream along Riverside Drive. Some homes along
river have moderate flood affects, especially on Carroll Street.
Significant lowland flooding below Susanville in Johnstonville,
Standish and Litchfield areas. Rural roads and below Susanville
flood.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.3
feet on December 2 2012.


The Flood Warning continues for The West Walker River Near Coleville.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO MONDAY MORNING.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday the stage was 2.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Sunday afternoon and crest
between 6.0 and 6.5 feet by Sunday afternoon. The river will fall
below flood stage by late Sunday evening.
* Impact…At 6.5 feet…Moderate flooding of lowlands, pastures and
rural roads from the West Walker River Canyon to Topaz Lake
including Walker, Coleville and Topaz.


The Flood Warning continues for The Truckee River Near Truckee.

* FROM SUNDAY MORNING TO MONDAY EVENING.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday the stage was 1.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 4.5 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by late Sunday morning and crest
near 7.5 feet by Sunday afternoon. The river will fall below flood
stage by early Monday morning.
* Impact…At 7.5 feet…Major flooding with damage to private
bridges and low-lying structures from Bear Creek in the Alpine
Meadows area to Truckee.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 7.1
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The Truckee River Near Truckee.

* FROM SUNDAY MORNING TO MONDAY EVENING.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday the stage was 1.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 4.5 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by late Sunday morning and crest
near 7.5 feet by Sunday afternoon. The river will fall below flood
stage by early Monday morning.
* Impact…At 7.5 feet…Major flooding with damage to private
bridges and low-lying structures from Bear Creek in the Alpine
Meadows area to Truckee.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 7.1
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The Middle Fork Feather River Near Portola.

* FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* At 1:30 PM Saturday the stage was 4.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by early Monday afternoon and
crest between 9.0 and 9.5 feet by late Monday evening. The river
will fall below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon.
* Impact…At 9.5 feet…Moderate flooding of lowlands, roads and
low-lying structures in reach from Beckwourth to Sloat including
Portola. In Portola, areas of Highway 70 near the river
experience some minor flooding. The south end of West Street
floods and water is within about a foot of Veterans Hall. Highway
89 near Clio is flooded.


The Flood Warning continues for The Carson River Near Carson City.

* FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT TO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* At 2:15 PM Saturday the stage was 3.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by early Monday morning and crest
near 11.5 feet by Monday afternoon. The river will fall below flood
stage by early Tuesday morning.
* Impact…At 11.5 feet…Major flooding with significant damage to
roads, bridges and structures from Genoa to Fort Churchill,
including Carson City and Dayton. Most roads in valley areas are
flooded making transportation very difficult. Massive erosion with
large agricultural losses, possible livestock drownings if they
have not been moved to high ground.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.4
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The East Fork Carson River Below Markleeville.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO MONDAY EVENING.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday the stage was 3.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by early Sunday afternoon and
crest between 9.0 and 9.5 feet by Sunday afternoon. The river
will fall below flood stage by early Monday morning.
* Impact…At 9.0 feet…Moderate flood damage in Carson Valley area.
Flooding of homes, businesses, schools, roads and bridges in lower
portions of Minden, Gardnerville, Centerville, Genoa and Washoe
Indian Reservation. Transportation, communication, water and power
systems begin to be affected.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.1
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The Carson River Near Carson City.

* FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT TO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* At 2:15 PM Saturday the stage was 3.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by early Monday morning and crest
near 11.5 feet by Monday afternoon. The river will fall below flood
stage by early Tuesday morning.
* Impact…At 11.5 feet…Major flooding with significant damage to
roads, bridges and structures from Genoa to Fort Churchill,
including Carson City and Dayton. Most roads in valley areas are
flooded making transportation very difficult. Massive erosion with
large agricultural losses, possible livestock drownings if they
have not been moved to high ground.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.4
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The Truckee River At Vista.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO TUESDAY MORNING.
* At 2:15 PM Saturday the stage was 4.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast. Major flooding is possible.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Sunday afternoon and crest
near 21.0 feet by early Monday morning. The river will fall below
flood stage by early Monday afternoon.
* Impact…At 21.0 feet…Significant flooding to transportation
property and infrastructure from Highway 395 to Nixon including the
Sparks industrial area, Lockwood, Tracy and Wadsworth. Sparks
industrial area flooded up to 7 feet deep. Water may approach the
Reno Airport.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 20.4
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The Truckee River At Reno.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO MONDAY EVENING.
* At 2:15 PM Saturday the stage was 4.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by early Sunday afternoon and
crest between 12.5 and 13.0 feet by Sunday afternoon. The river
will fall below flood stage by early Monday morning.
* Impact…At 13.0 feet…Flooding with serious damage from Mogul
to Highway 395. Downtown Reno flooded from 1st Street on north to
Island Avenue and Riverwalk on south. Idlewild and Wingfield Parks
flooded about 6 feet deep.Transportation is severely impacted with
many roads and bridges flooded. Only I-80, Keystone, Wells and
Highway 395 bridges remain open.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.5
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The Truckee River At Vista.

* FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO TUESDAY MORNING.
* At 2:15 PM Saturday the stage was 4.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast. Major flooding is possible.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by Sunday afternoon and crest
near 21.0 feet by early Monday morning. The river will fall below
flood stage by early Monday afternoon.
* Impact…At 21.0 feet…Significant flooding to transportation
property and infrastructure from Highway 395 to Nixon including the
Sparks industrial area, Lockwood, Tracy and Wadsworth. Sparks
industrial area flooded up to 7 feet deep. Water may approach the
Reno Airport.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 20.4
feet on December 31 2005.


The Flood Warning continues for The Carson River Near Carson City.

* FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT TO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* At 2:15 PM Saturday the stage was 3.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by early Monday morning and crest
near 11.5 feet by Monday afternoon. The river will fall below flood
stage by early Tuesday morning.
* Impact…At 11.5 feet…Major flooding with significant damage to
roads, bridges and structures from Genoa to Fort Churchill,
including Carson City and Dayton. Most roads in valley areas are
flooded making transportation very difficult. Massive erosion with
large agricultural losses, possible livestock drownings if they
have not been moved to high ground.
* Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.4
feet on December 31 2005

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