As the weather warms up, local officials continue high-water mitigation efforts to proactively address the potential for flooding in the coming months. The following projects are currently underway:
- Public water systems: City of Fallon and Churchill County are completing preparations to safeguard wastewater and water treatment facilities and urge residents and businesses in flood-prone areas to sandbag their cleanout vents to reduce the risk of compromised systems should a high-water event occur. Restaurants and businesses with grease interceptors should sandbag around those fixtures for the same reason.
- 2nd Weir: Under construction and on-track for completion around May 19 on the V-line canal adjacent to the 2017 weir. Water will flow through the new weir shortly after completion.
- Berm along Pasture Road: Completed. Built to increase capacity for water storage in the Carson Lake Pasture east of U.S. Highway 95 south of town.
- Sandbags: Free, pre-filled sandbags available for pick-up at 485 Miner’s Road, Fallon on Mondays from 1-4 p.m.
- Sandbag delivery requests: Contact the High-Water Call Center at 775-867-5923 and leave a message. Sandbag delivery available for those ages 60+ and the mobility-challenged who live on the Carson River. Calls will be returned weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4 p.m. to schedule deliveries.
Photo: Cleanout vent that should be sandbagged if in a flood-prone area.