New signs placed along the Truckee River warning of dangerous conditions

Reno NevadaReno, Nevada (May 19, 2017) — The City of Reno is adding new signage along the Truckee River warning of dangerous conditions as forecasters are predicting higher temperatures next week that will lead to more snowmelt runoff in local rivers.

“Flows will increase substantially as weather gets warmer, making the river even more dangerous,” said Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran. “We’re trying to get the word out to the public any way we can, and that includes adding signs along the river.”

The signs have the word “danger” at the top and warn of significant river hazards that could result in injury or even death.

The signs also ask people to consider postponing river trips until flows decrease, unless people have a personal flotation device, helmet, full wetsuit or drysuit, strong swimming skills, self-rescue skills and previous river experience.

The Reno Fire Department is working with the City of Reno’s Public Works team to install the signs at locations along the Truckee River including Idlewild Park, Wingfield Park and Crissie Caughlin Park.

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