Where To Find the Latest Flood Information

January 9, 2023
flood reminder

Timely Flood Information from the Source

Today, HVHA President Marge Frandsen contacted Truckee River Flood Management Authority to inquire about potential flooding on Steamboat Creek.  The following is the kind reply from Danielle Henderson, Natural Resource Manager at Truckee River Flood Management Authority.

Jan. 9, 2023 –  Thanks for contacting TRFMA about potential flooding on Steamboat Creek. We’re monitoring the situation and coordinating with our local, state, and federal partners to watch for potential flooding problems in our region.

The National Weather Service website has map-based information for gaged sites, including Steamboat Creek. As of the last update, it shows SBC at “near flood stage” (screenshot attached). The current forecast does not predict flooding on SBC, but of course that may change as the new storm systems move in. You can click on the gage symbol to see the hydrograph (example attached). I would set the page to auto-refresh.

The Washoe County Regional Emergency Information Center posts news about flooding – this is another resource for official declarations. As of now, no active flooding emergencies are posted. There are several posts regarding severe weather here, including information on winter storm preparations.

Here’s a list of WC sandbag locations:

  • Lemmon Valley, Lemmon Drive and Pompe Way
  • Lemmon Valley, TMFR Station 440, 130 Nectar Street
  • Silver Knolls Volunteer Fire Station, 11525 Red Rock Road
  • Golden Valley Park (Hillview entrance), 7490 Hillview Drive
  • Washoe County Operations Yard, 3101 Longley Lane
  • Highland Ranch Parkway 1 miles west of Pyramid Hwy
  • Belli Ranch, Blue Heron Circle and Warrior Lane
  • Toll Road and Geiger Grade
  • Pleasant Valley, Andrew Lane and Paddlewheel Lane
  • Pleasant Valley, Pagni Lane and 395
  • East Washoe Valley, TMFR Station 32, 1240 Eastlake Blvd.
  • East Washoe Valley, Eastlake Blvd and Gander Lane
  • West Washoe Valley, TMFR Station 30, 3905 Old Hwy 395
  • TMFPD, Station 37, W Hidden Valley Dr., Hidden Valley

The City of Reno also has flood information posted on its website, including the sandbag locations listed below:

When the City of Reno activates sandbag locations, generally during high-precipitation periods, they will typically be setup at the following locations:

  • Mira Loma Park, 3000 South McCarran Blvd.
  • Jack Tighe Memorial Fields, 325 VFW Historic Lane
  • Intersection of Moya Blvd. and Red Baron Blvd.
  • Reno Fire Station #5, 1500 Mayberry Drive
  • Horseman’s Park, 2800 Pioneer Drive.
  • Idlewild Park – Peace Officer Memorial, 2055 Idlewild Drive
  • City of Reno Corporation Yard, 1640 East Commercial Row

Citizens must bring a shovel and bag their own sand. Bags are provided at each location.  *All locations are accessible 24-7, with the exception of the Corporation Yard, which is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.


I hope this helps! Be safe and please feel free to contact me again if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Warm regards,
Danielle Henderson
Natural Resource Manager

9635 Gateway Drive, Suite A
Reno, NV 89521
Direct: (775) 221-5375
Email: dhenderson@washoecounty.gov
Web: www.trfma.org