Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 7

Posted By on July 7, 2015

by Joey Crandall,

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — According to Douglas County Emergency Management, last night’s severe thunderstorm brought localized flooding at several different areas around the Valley.

Debris and water over the roadway forced road closures at East Valley and Nye roads, and additional water and debris over the roadway was found in the Sheridan Acres subdivision, where about 15 homes were impacted by water. Fire personnel helped residents in the area install sandbag barriers.

Douglas County also reports the road department will be clearing some debris off the roadways in the Johnson lane and Sheridan areas and repairing Nye road today.

We will be under a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service again today, from noon to 9 p.m. Strong thunderstorms are once again expected to develop this afternoon, capable of producing heavy rain and increasing the potential for flash flooding this afternoon and evening. Much of the Western Nevada region has a higher potential for flash flooding due to the heavy rainfall over the past several days. Rapid runoff may occur even with only moderate rainfall this afternoon.

The National Weather Service reports the areas of greatest risk are anywhere near recent burn scars (still including the 2013 Bison Fire), locations previously impacted by flash flooding Sunday and Monday, poorly drained urban areas and locations near steep terrain. They also caution never to attempt to drive through flood waters and that rock and debris flows may impact travel.

Look for a high of 83 degrees today with an 80 percent chance of heavy rain storms developing this afternoon. Storms continue to impact the extended forecast through at least Saturday. There is, for the moment, a return of clear skies starting Sunday.

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Both the Gardnerville and Genoa town boards meet this afternoon and evening (Gardnerville at 4:30 in the town hall on Main Street and Genoa at 6:30 p.m. in the town meeting room on Genoa’s Main Street).

It’s farmers market night in Minden with the Mindenfest Esmeralda Avenue Farmers Market set for 4 to 8 p.m.

The Douglas County Public Library will host a series of DUPLO and LEGO building clubs today. The Preschool stories building club is for children ages 3 to 5 and takes place from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. A LEGO Building Club for children ages 6 and up will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. And an additional brick building program, Brick Play, takes place from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Information, visit, or call 775-782-9841.

And Douglas baseball is set to host McQueen in summer league action at 5 p.m.

Voting in the nomination round of our search for Carson Valley’s Signature Dessert is going strong. You can find the ballot here. Polls close Friday evening.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.