RENO, Nev. (AP) — The accelerated snowmelt in the mountains has triggered flood warnings for several streams and rivers in northern Nevada, from the Walker River along the Sierra's eastern front to Lamoille Creek in Elko County.
The National Weather Service issued the warning Wednesday afternoon for the Walker River through the Mason Valley to the Weber Reservoir 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Fallon. It includes the Yerington area.
The service says Walker River flows will approach the moderate flood stage late this week into the weekend and should remain near or above flood stage the rest of the month and possibly into early July.
A small stream flood advisory remains in effect until about noon Saturday for California's Mono County as well as Douglas and southern Lyon counties in western Nevada.