|NWS issues flood warning|
|Written by From a NWS Press Release|
|Tuesday, May 31 2011 03:43|
WINNEMUCCA — The National Weather Service in Elko has issued a flood warning for the lower Humboldt River as a slow-moving flood wave works its way downstream. The Humboldt River will continue to rise past flood stage today (Tuesday, May 31).
According to the NWS, flood stage is 9.5 feet; as of 2 a.m. today the stage was 9.7 feet. Minor flooding is occurring.
At 10 feet residents can expect minor to moderate lowland flooding and some rural roads near the river will begin to flood. Residents are advised not to attempt to drive their cars through flooded areas.
Very minor flooding may begin in Winnemucca and some residents may experience sewer backups as the lowest parts of town begin to flood.
The NWS notes the flooding may be similar to that experienced in February 1986, April 1993, and June 1997.
The NWS is expected to issue a follow-up statement later today.
Flood waters are expected to recede in the following days.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, May 31 2011 03:47|