If requested, the Public Works Department will visit a property to review its flood problem and explain possible ways to stop flooding or prevent flood damage. The Stormwater/Floodplain Department can also answer questions about flood insurance or provide information or contacts to find out more about flood insurance. Call the Department at (775) 887-2305 or use the hotline number (775) 887-2305, for further information. These services are free. During times of flooding, homes that have not been retrofitted can be protected during emergencies by the installation of sandbags. A sandbag filling station is located just outside of the city’s corporate yard at 3305 Butti Way. Sand and sandbags are available for all who want to fill them. During a flood, call Carson City Public Works at (775) 887-2355 for the availability of ready filled sandbags and their locations within the city. These locations maybe posted on the city’s web site on the City Status Map. As always, in case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The City can determine the relationship of a particular property to the floodplain, including:

If the property is located within the Special Flood Hazard Area

If the property is located within the Special Flood Hazard Area

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Zone for property

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Zone for property

Base Flood Elevation for property, if available

Base Flood Elevation for property, if available

If the property is located within the Floodway

If the property is located within the Floodway

Are you prepared for a flood?

We want to ensure that you have the necessary information to help you prepare for the potentiality of a flood in the Carson City area. Floods can occur in any season, but the greatest threat is posed from rains and the melt off of mountain snow pack which can swell rivers and runoffs to capacity and beyond and wreak havoc. In January 1997, Carson City experienced major flooding because of these factors. What to do before, during, and after a flood will put you ahead of the power curve.
Before the Flood Hits

Before the Flood Hits

Prolonged rainfall over several days can cause a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area. A flash flood from a broken dam or levee or after intense rainfall of one inch (or more) per hour often catches people unprepared. Regardless, the rule for being safe is simple: head for the high ground and stay away from the water. But, before a flood hits, you can prepare yourself by taking the steps click here to view more.

Flood Evacuation Checklist

Flood Evacuation Checklist

If you are ordered to evacuate your neighborhood or Carson City because of flooding, you should consider those items essential to your immediate health and welfare. Here is a simple list to get you started. Consider taking the following items with you if you have to evacuate, click here for more details.

Flood Warning

Flood Warning

For flood updates and information visit carson.org/flood. A flash flood warning is issued when a flash flood has been reported or is imminent - take necessary precautions.

No area is immune to flash floods!

Get in Touch

Robert D. Fellows, P.E. Chief Stormwater Engineer CRS, Floodplain & NPDES Manager and Shyla K. Lemons Floodplain/Stormwater Management Engineer Tech II with Carson City Public Works

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3505 Butti Way, Carson City, Nevada 89701 

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(775) 887-2305
Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Hours are subject to change during holidays or weather related incidents.

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