Historic flood sign installed at Wingfield Park

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Visitors to Wingfield Park in Reno will notice a new wayfinding sign. The City of Reno, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Nevada Division of Water Resources, and the local, state, and federal agencies that make up the cooperative effort known as NevadaFloods.org, have unveiled the new sign Friday afternoon on the park. Western coast.

The “High Water Mark” sign is the first of its kind in Nevada, according to Reno city officials, and has been used in other states to promote the historical significance of the floods.

“We have worked diligently on this flood awareness project to create a lasting monument that will serve to educate the public for years to come,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. “The sign will serve to commemorate the 25th and 5th anniversaries of the 1997 and 2017 floods in the City of Reno and remind our community to never forget that these hazards exist along our Truckee River.”

A “QR code” will be used on a sign to direct subscribers to a site that will include a timeline of significant regional floods, a catalog of images correlating to each flood event, a Truckee River history map and relevant safety messages. .

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