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Sparks Begins Major Work on Flood Control Project

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The City of Sparks says Tuesday is an important milestone for the regional flood project with construction crews set to begin work on the North Truckee Drain in east Sparks.

Mayor Gino Martini and the Sparks City Council will join the Truckee River Flood Management Authority for a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the end of Larkin Circle.

Their plan is to relocate the North Truckee Drain further downstream of the Truckee River, so that it is east of Vista Boulevard.

According to the city, water from as far north as Spanish Springs flows into the North Truckee Drain during storm events.

They say the relocation project will reduce and minimize flooding in the Sparks Industrial Area.

They say once the project is completed, it will provide a flood reduction benefit of up to one foot both north and south of I-80.


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