Flood Awareness Education Event

Flood Awareness Education Event
Posted on 11/01/2023

Minden, NVDouglas County, Nevada, hosts an educational flood awareness event to provide residents and businesses in the county with current information and resources to prepare and respond effectively during possible flooding situations. The Flood Awareness event takes place Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Community Center, located at 1329 Waterloo Lane, in Gardnerville, Nevada.

The Douglas County Stormwater management team will specifically address flood preparedness as it relates to the following:

  • Carson River Physical Map Revision
  • Smelter Creek Flood Map Revision
  • Pinenut Creek Flood Detention Feasibility Study
  • Buckeye Creek Upstream Detention Feasibility Design
  • Douglas County Stormwater Master Plan

The information available during the event includes flood insurance, flood preparedness, showcasing the flood model, identifying flood zones for properties, and mapping updates. 

Representatives from Douglas County Stormwater, East Fork Fire Protection District, Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Division of Water Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, Carson Water Subconservancy District, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, National Weather Service, and more are available to answer flood-related questions.

“Bringing vital information as it relates to flood awareness and preparedness is the goal of this program,” said Douglas County Stormwater Program Manager, Courtney Walker. “In partnering with the state and our local agencies, holding an event such as this is a great way to provide information about flooding issues as it relates to our community to be better prepared when we’re impacted by flooding.”

For more information on flooding in Nevada and additional resources please visit http://nevadafloods.org/

About Douglas County, Nevada
Douglas County, Nevada, a community to match the scenery, is centrally located just 15 minutes south of Nevada’s state capital and borders Lake Tahoe. Located on Nevada’s western border, the community is framed by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada to the west and the Pine Nut Mountains to the east. The community offers miles of open space, expansive ranches and farms, many historical sites and displays, along with numerous outdoor recreation activities. Douglas County is the fifth most populated county in Nevada with approximately 48,000 residents and seasonal populations that can exceed 65,000, due to its proximity to Reno, Carson City and northern California. Douglas County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners. The County is comprised of ten functional areas – general government, judicial, public safety, public works, sanitation, health, welfare, cultural and recreation, community support and utilities. For more information, visit Douglas County online at DouglasCountyNV.gov.