Carson River

Noah Glick

Communities along the Truckee, Carson and Walker Rivers can breathe a sigh of relief for now, as the National Weather Service has downgraded some of its flooding projections from last week. Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick reports.

Noah Glick

A new project in northern Nevada has finished up just in time to help keep the city of Fallon safe from potential spring runoff flooding.

But officials say it could actually protect the region for several decades.

John Humphrey

This year, Northern Nevada was blasted with several major winter storms that caused widespread flooding and extensive property damage. But the weather also provided the first real test for area flood mitigation projects.

A tree-thinning project covering 800 acres near Clear Creek could get more water flowing to the Carson River. 

Clearing some of the dense forest around Clear Creek near Carson City is an ongoing project by The Nature Conservancy in an effort to prevent wildfires from spreading quickly through the area.

Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.

  

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to designate more than 500,000 acres of land in the West, including Nevada, as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo, which is being considered for endangered species designation.

Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity says the protections would give the birds a better chance of survival: