Know Your Property Flood Risk
Flooding occurs when the amount of water that enters the natural conveyance system of streams, tributaries, rivers, and sediment basins exceeds the natural ability to convey or filter the water. In Washoe County, seasonal riverine flooding is more common in the winter, but flooding can occur at anytime. Knowing what to do to protect yourself from water damage starts with an understanding of the risk of flooding on your property. See below to learn more about your property flood risk, everyones' risk of water damage from intermittent storms and available local resources.