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A rising river, a controversial anchor lifting itself from Midtown and another sweep
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With high temperatures right now, warnings are being issued for the possibility of moderate flooding risks along low lying areas.
One forecast has the Truckee River forecast to come up to 9.6 feet and 4,600 cfs (cubic feet per second) by Sunday afternoon.
By comparison, the river flows around 500 cfs on average in winter months.
Our own Truckee river video this week released after nine rafters got saved by the Reno fire department and the Truckee Meadows Fire and Protection district got a slew of comments from the community.
“I wish people would stay out of the river when it’s pure snow melt and stop putting rescue workers lives in danger. Use your brains people! Every year is the same, people think it’s a good idea and then people are being dragged out or drown. When will we as a community learn from our past? Wait til the river is safe,” crafthairbyandrea wrote on our Instagram.
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We reported about another sweep in the Wells Ave. bridge area, where on the plus side, Food Not Bombs hero Clarissa Roman, was back at it, handing out love, healthy food and clothes, despite still battling injuries, just a little over a month after a driver plowed into the group, including her, which horrifically killed an unhoused woman.