The National Weather Service and the City of Sparks are asking businesses and residents to keep flood mitigation measures in place, to include sandbags, for the foreseeable future.
“With the unsettling winter weather we have had so far, we want to encourage our businesses and residents to continue to monitor the news and weather, and keep any flood prevention programs in place for those in areas that are prone to flooding,” said Steve Driscoll, Sparks’ city manager. “We are not out of the woods yet and still have several weeks to go before we are no longer in our normal flood season.”
Community members can also help reduce the threat of flooding by keeping street gutters and storm drains free of debris, ice, and snow so storm water can easily access the storm drainage systems.
The City has not designated sandbag retrieval locations, but will announce toward the end of the flood season, typically the month of April. If businesses or residents want to dispose of their sandbags, they may do so at the Lockwood Regional Landfill (2401 Canyon Way), or the Waste Management Transfer Station, (1392 E. Commercial Row).