Message of the Week 05/19/2023 from Lyon County Sheriff’s Office:
This has been a busy week in the life of the Sheriff’s Office! My command staff has been working with county Emergency Management in preparation for the much-awaited snow melt from the winter that would not quit.
With the rise in temperatures over the past few days, and prolonged warm weather in the forecast the snow is now rapidly melting, and the rivers are filling up. Both the Carson and Walker Rivers will see high flows and we are encouraging residents to stay safe and keep your distance from these rivers. The Walker River Basin had record amounts of snow fall and consequently the Walker River has the highest concern for flooding.
We will be utilizing inmate workers to fill sandbags and have them ready to protect critical infrastructure within Yerington to protect any flooding that we may encounter.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Yerington and we expect to see minor to moderate flooding in the flood prone areas. The river will remain high for most of the summer as there is still a lot of snow yet to melt off and come our way.
Additionally, Lyon County Commissioners declared a state of emergency on Thursday May 18, 2023, ahead of the expected high-water levels. This will allow county officials to better respond to any issues that will arise.
· Lyon County Fairgrounds – 100 US Highway 95A E, Yerington, NV 89447
Volunteer organizations interested in participating in the community sandbag event, please email email@example.com or call (775) 301-7289.
Additional information, including how to fill and place sandbags, is available on the 2023 Flood Information page of the Lyon County website. https://lyon-county.org/1074/2023-Flood-Information
Sheriff Brad Pope