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Nevada Water Science Center


Nevada Flood Chronology

Flood Information

Flood Risk Information Types of Floods Flood Frequency Analysis Definitions References Acknowledgements

Available Basins

Carson River Basin

Basin Description Hydrologic Data Flood Events

Walker River Basin

Basin Description Hydrologic Data Flood Events

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Toby Welborn
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Phone: (775) 887-7671
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Mailing Address
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Nevada Water Science Center
2730 N. Deer Run Rd.
Carson City, NV 89701

 

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Flood Risk Information

FEMA

National Flood Insurance Program - FloodSmart: URL <http://www.floodsmart.gov>
Provides general information about flood risk and flood insurance
The Cost of Flooding URL: <http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flooding_flood_risks/the_cost_of_flooding.jsp>
An interactive tool showing you what a flood to your home could cost
Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) URL <http://www.fema.gov/risk-mapping-assessment-planning>
Delivers quality flood information and tools beyond the traditional Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)
Flood Hazard Mapping Program URL: <http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-flood-hazard-mapping>
Provides accurate flood hazard and risk data to guide States and communities to mitigation actions.
National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL): URL <http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/13424>
Database that contains FEMA's digital flood hazard map information, including information from FEMA’s Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) databases and Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs).
Map Service Center URL: <http://msc.fema.gov>
View and order maps that have not been modernized into the NFHL

FEMA provides web-based access to the NFHL as a web map through the FEMA Geoportal as FEMA's National Flood Hazard Layer. A smaller version of the web map is available on this page. Begin by typing in a place name or address in the search box. Click on "Legend" to get an explanation of the map symbols. Click on "Details" to view more information about the map, including a video tutorial. To view the larger version of the map, click on "View Larger Map".


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USGS

USGS Flood Information: URL <http://water.usgs.gov/floods/>
Provides information on current and past floods
WaterWatch: URL <http://waterwatch.usgs.gov>
Provides maps, graphs, and tables describing real-time, recent, and past streamflow conditions
Flood Inundation Mapping Program: URL <http://water.usgs.gov/osw/flood_inundation/>
Helps communities understand flood risks and make cost-effective mitigation decisions

National Weather Service

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS): URL <http://water.weather.gov/ahps/>
Provides information on flood risk and impact
AHPS Flood Inundation Map: URL <http://water.weather.gov/ahps/inundation.php>
Currently, only limited locations are available
California Nevada River Forecast Center: URL <http://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/>
National Weather Service Forecast Offices Western Region: URL <http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/forecastoffice_tab.php>

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)

Flood Risk Management Program: URL <http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Missions/FloodRiskManagement/FloodRiskManagementProgram.aspx>
Works to focus the policies, programs and expertise of USACE toward reducing overall flood risk
USACE Sacramento: URL <http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/>
Provides innovative and enduring engineering solutions and support for national emergencies for parts of California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado

Silver Jackets

The Silver Jackets is a program that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal agencies to reduce flood risk.

Nevada Silver Jackets: URL <http://www.nfrmp.us/state/factNevada.cfm>
a multi-agency flood risk management team

State of Nevada

Nevada Division of Water Resources: URL <http://water.nv.gov>
Nevada Floodplain Management Program: URL <http://water.nv.gov/programs/flood/>
Provides community assistance, flood mitigation assistance, and flood hazard mapping assistance to communities
Nevada Division of Emergency Management: URL <http://dem.nv.gov/>
Coordinates efforts to protect lives and property; to prevent, respond to, recover from and mitigate all threats, hazards and emergencies.
NDEM Flood Information: URL <http://dem.nv.gov/Resources/Flood_Information/>
Provides information on any significant flood activity.

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