Good Morning, Carson Valley: May 19

Posted By on May 19, 2017

by Joey Crandall, · 1 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The National  Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Northern Nevada, including Carson Valley, effective Sunday through Tuesday in advance of the warmer temperatures expected to hit the region this weekend and next week.

The warmer temperatures will increase snowmelt, and the resulting runoff will bring about rises on local ditches, streams and rivers.

Heading into the weekend, the West Fork of the Carson River is running 18 inches below flood stage through Woodfords, the East Fork through Markleeville is running 33 inches below flood stage, the East Fork in Gardnerville is running 24 inches below flood stage and the main stem running between Genoa and Carson City is running roughly five feet below flood stage.

You can read more about the flood watch here.

Today, look for clear skies outside with a high of 70 degrees. That’ll climb to 74 Saturday, 77 Sunday and into the low 80s for most of next week.

The 17th Annual Saratoga Springs Community Garage Sale in Minden is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 80-plus homes expected to participate. Off Stephanie Way to Santa Barbara,  or off Vicky Lane to Jackie or Santa Barbara.

There will be an Open House and Plant Faire at Heritage Park Gardens on Saturday, May 20. There are 10 spaces of various sizes available for people in the community to grow vegetables and/or flowers. Plots can be rented for a small annual fee to help cover the cost of water and other necessities. Kids are invited to join in on the activities in the Children’s Garden starting at 11 on Saturday.  Heritage Park Gardens is located at 1461 Ezell St., just off Gilman in Gardnerville and is a community project of Main Street Gardnerville.

Also this weekend, “Something in the Wind,” a free kite flying event, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017. It is the fourth year in celebration of the Washoe Zephyr as Something in the Wind features expert kite flyer Cameron Kauffman, of, along with his family. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days, the Kauffmans will demonstrate several models of their large and unusual kites, as well as answer questions. The public is also welcome to bring kites to fly and learn from the visiting experts throughout both days. The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Both the Douglas swimming & diving and track & field teams will be competing at the state championships this weekend. We’ll be tracking any developments there.

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