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WGUS85 KREV 271834  
FLSREV  
 
FLOOD ADVISORY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV  
1134 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017  
 
NVC019-012230-  
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LYON NV-  
1134 AM PDT MON MAR 27 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS EXTENDED THE  
 
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...  
A DAM RELEASE IN...  
SOUTHERN LYON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL NEVADA...  
 
* UNTIL 330 PM PDT SATURDAY  
 
* ONGOING RELEASES FROM BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR AND TOPAZ LAKE HAVE  
RESULTED IN INCREASED FLOWS ON BOTH THE EAST AND WEST FORKS OF THE  
WALKER RIVER. THESE INCREASED RELEASES ARE A PRECAUTIONARY  
MEASTURE INTENDED TO CREATE ADDITIONAL STORAGE SPACE IN THE  
RESERVOIRS IN PREPARATION FOR HIGH SNOWMELT RUNOFF LATER THIS  
SPRING.  
 
* WATER MANAGEMENT ADJUSTMENTS WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN FLOW ON  
THE WEST WALKE FROM NEAR TOPAZ LAKE TO THE CONFLUENCE. THESE FLOW  
INCREASES ARE NOT ANTICIPATED TO RESULT IN IMPACTS ALONG THE WEST  
WALKER.  
 
* THE FLOW BELOW BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR ALONG THE EAST WALKER IS  
EXPECTED TO REMAIN FAIRLY CONSTANT AND MAY RESULT IN MINOR  
FLOODING ALONG EAST WALKER ROAD FROM THE STROSNIDER DITCH TO NEAR  
THE CONFLUENCE WITH THE WEST WALKER.  
 
* FARTHER DOWNSTREAM, COMBINED FLOWS FROM THE EAST AND WEST WALKER  
WILL LIKELY RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING BELOW YERINGTON NEAR WHERE  
MILLER LANE CROSSES THE RIVER.  
 
* ADDITIONAL MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF  
SOUTH CENTRAL LYON COUTY, BUT IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MINIMAL  
UNLESS FLOWS ARE INCREASED BEYOND THE CURRENT LEVELS. CHECK WITH  
LOCAL OFFICIALS FOR POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES OR RESTRICTIONS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED AND WILL  
RESULT IN SOME FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS. WATER WILL BE SWIFT AND  
DANGEROUS, ESPECIALLY UPSTREAM ALONG THE EAST AND WEST FORKS OF THE  
WALKER RIVER. STAY AWAY OR BE SWEPT AWAY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3909 11887 3907 11901 3900 11906 3890 11903  
3882 11903 3872 11895 3865 11895 3865 11898  
3873 11900 3876 11903 3881 11906 3883 11909  
3880 11915 3881 11918 3881 11922 3886 11920  
3893 11920 3914 11919 3920 11906  
 

 
 
JW/TB  
 
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