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Officials install more flood walls near western Nevada lake

December 19, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County officials say they plan to install more temporary flood walls near a western Nevada lake to protect homes from water levels that are expected to rise.

KOLO-TV reports the county has purchase $300,000 worth of flood walls to install as needed near Swan Lake in Lemmon Valley, which is to the north of the Reno area.

Storms during last winter caused the lake to rise, flooding some homes.

County officials say if precipitation levels stay normal, the lake is expected to be higher than where it was last year.

County officials say they’re exploring other options going forward like dredging the lake to build a berm.


Information from: KOLO-TV, http://www.kolotv.com

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