UPDATE: The National Weather Service (NWS) in Reno has issued a Flood Warning for the mainstem of the Walker River above the Weber Reservoir in Mason Valley.

Residents are urged to prepare now.

NWS says flows are expected to rise this week due to rapid snowmelt. they said minor to moderate flooding is expected throughout Mason Valley for the weeks to come.


Rivers and streams continue to flow high, cold and fast with minor to moderate flooding along the Humboldt river from Winnemucca out to Elko. NDOT says look out for flooding around Reinhart Lane and State Route 795 in Winnemucca and officials say they are ready to close the road if necessary, be prepared for detours.

No major flooding is expected along the Carson River with minor flooding along low lying areas still possible. 

The Walker River, water is high and moving fast. Some low lying areas are flooding in the southern Mason Valley and around Wellington out to Coleville, CA. Crews are monitoring the river for debris buildup and flooding and are ready to close roads if need be.

Lyon County officials say the Lyon County Road Department has opened several self-filling sandbag locations:

Smith Valley:
Dressler Park at the arena on Highway 208

Mason Valley:
Lyon County Road Department Yard
18 Highway 95A
Yerington

Mason Town Hall
Bridge Street in Mason

Lyon County officials say there is flooding in the fields north of the weir on the Walker River and they are concerned it will impact Miller Lane.

They said Miller Lane remains open, but it may have to be shut down at some point. Never drive across a flooded roadway, it can turn deadly.

They say no homes are threatened at this time.

Lyon County warns the public that these rivers are high and moving fast and strongly urge people to stay out of the rivers under these conditions. 

To track the river CFS and gauge height you can click on these links

(Lyon County and NDOT contributed to this report.)