Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Reno NV
247 PM PDT Wed Jun 28 2017

...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity for the
following rivers in Nevada...
  Walker River Near Mason affecting Lyon County

For the Mainstem Walker River...including Mason...
Minor flooding is occurring...with Moderate flooding forecast.

Increased releases from Bridgeport Reservoir will lead to minor to
moderate flooding along the East Walker River. Flows have decreased
somewhat with depleting snow contributing area and recent more
seasonal temperatures on the West Walker River, but still remain
just below flood stages.

As a result, flows into and below the Mason-Yerington area on the
mainstem Walker River will remain high through the week. Flows are
expected to remain near current levels until late this week when the
increased flows from the East Walker make their way into the Mason
Valley. At that time flows are expected to climb above earlier
crests to levels near moderate flood stage at Mason. Flows will also
increase at Wabuska and down to Weber Reservoir by the weekend and
into early next week.

Any changes to upstream reservoir management will result in changes
to the river forecasts.


These river forecasts are based on forecast rainfall and temperature
conditions at time of issuance. If actual conditions vary from these
forecasts...river conditions will vary accordingly. River forecasts
include current and planned reservoir releases.

Do not drive cars through flooded areas as rushing water
can easily sweep a car away...


247 PM PDT Wed Jun 28 2017

...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
 The Walker River Near Mason.
* until further notice.
* At  2:15 PM Wednesday the stage was 10.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Impact...At 10.8 feet...Minor flooding of lowlands...pasture and
  farmland adjacent to the river throughout the Mason
  Valley-Yerington area. Some rural roads flood. Preventative
  sandbagging of low structures in Mason and Yerington may be
  necessary as river rises...but little flooding occurs.  Some minor
  flooding of basements and yards in Mason.


LAT...LON 3881 11920 3917 11927 3919 11898 3912 11890 3885 11908


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