Not Much Flooding in Tahoe

The rain and wind we’ve had in the last few days has been impressive – more than I’ve seen since the New Year’s flood of 1996. The biggest difference between this flood and the highly destructive one in ’96 was that back then there was a huge snow base which came rushing down with the rainfall essentially multiplying the amount of water in motion. Although this storm has surely caused its share of problems it has been kinder than was expected. Today the Truckee emergency shelter closed early for lack of need and thus far the Truckee River’s banks haven’t been breached between Tahoe City and Truckee. I went out this morning and stopped by a bunch of client’s houses; all were high and dry. Around town I found little in the way of mayhem. Here are some photos:

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