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As Northern NV Snow Melts, Officials Worry About Flooding

Conservation and transportation crews are preparing to temper a 250-percent increase in snowpack anticipated to melt into Northern Nevada rivers and towns in the next three months.

Military and state agency officials huddled at the Capitol Thursday to discuss flood mitigation strategies after of one of Nevada's wettest and most severe winters on record.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says the state is sparing no resources to put all hands on deck.

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Water-resource administrators are constantly monitoring numerous reservoirs and dams nearing capacity.

Transportation and public safety officers are drawing alternate routes for major roadways that could be inundated by flood waters.

They're especially concerned about potential flooding on the Walker River Reservation and the towns of Yerington and Schurz.

Officials are considering giving farmers unfettered access to draw water from rivers.