Nevada could see weeks of Katrina-style flooding when warm spring and summer sunshine melts the massive snowpack

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Nevada Division of Forestry An aerial view of this winter?s flooding in Lemmon Valley. An aerial image of flooding in Lemmon Valley in late winter 2016.

Sierra snowpack will send nearly 500 billion gallons into swollen Walker and Carson rivers!

That’s according to the Nevada National Guard and other emergency planners and responders who briefed Gov. Brian Sandoval on potential disaster scenarios.

“Typically, Nevada experiences flash flooding,” Col. Cory Schulz told Sandoval, referencing hurricane flooding in 2005 that devastated New Orleans and southern Mississippi. “This will be saturation flooding, much like Katrina.”

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2017/04/13/nevada-prepares-potential-katrina-style-spring-flooding/305158001/

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