WASHOE COUNTY EMERGENCY RESPONSES

Significant Nevada Floods

Flood of February 1910

Flood of December 1955

Flood of February 1962

Flash Flood of September 14, 1974

Flood of January 1997

Flood of January 2017

Flood of January 2017

RENO — A day after heavy rains and melting snow forced the Truckee River over its banks, hitting peak levels early Monday morning, residents and officials began assessing the damage left in its wake. Sparks received a harder blow than Reno, with waters running through the industrial area.

RENO Earthquakes

from 1924 to 1990

RENO EARTHQUAKE VIDEO

A sudden slipping or movement of a portion of the Earth’s crust caused by a sudden release of stresses, usually less than 25 miles below the surface

The USGS* has estimated a 96.5 % probability of a magnitude 5.0 and 49.2% for 6.4 earthquakes in RENO in the next 50 years. 4,029 earthquakes since 1931.

            * USGS = US Geological Survey

MAP of EARTHQUAKES in NORTHERN NEVADA 

                                                 SIERRA NEVADA  FAULT ZONES

                                                                                                       2018 had 230 Earthquakes in seven days

WASHOE COUNTY FOREST FIRES

1980-2003 Total 720 - 305,131 Acreage

VIDEO OF CAUGHLIN RANCH FIRE, RENO

There is a history of many large wildfire occurrences between 1980 and 2003 in Washoe County (Nevada Bureau of Land Management State Office 2002).

 

During the last two decades, approximately eight percent of Washoe County burned in wildland fires.

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