Carson City Public Works, in conjunction with the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department and the Carson Water Subconservancy District, is hosting the High Water Mark Unveiling Ceremony and Disaster Preparedness Festival on August 11, 2022, from 13 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This family event is for residents and children of all ages. Participants will walk a short distance to the site of the mural on the multi-use path for the unveiling ceremony at 3:00 p.m. The first 100 participants who view at least 3 screens will receive a free Kona Shaved Ice while listening to a disaster-themed music playlist.
The purpose of the High Water Mark mural is to communicate the risk of flooding. The Disaster Preparedness Festival will feature interactive tables and exhibits to highlight how floodplains and open spaces work together to reduce flood impacts, improve water quality and recharge groundwater.
Location: The ceremony and festival will take place at the corner of Airport Road and East Fifth Street. There will be a fire truck, as well as a variety of interactive kiosks featuring flood models, watershed models, weather and other information. This ceremony and festival will highlight how open spaces and floodplains benefit residents, birds, wildlife and pollinators by providing flood storage, recharging groundwater and improving water quality.
“Many Carson City residents don’t know that for every dollar spent on flood risk reduction, $8 is saved in the event of a disaster.
This high water mark is designed to remind residents that Nevada is flooded and emphasizes the planning and execution of many projects throughout the city to reduce the impacts of flooding. Not only does open floodplain land protect our communities when disasters strike by providing flood storage and reducing pressure on culverts and ditches, it also improves the quality of our lives in countless ways,” said said Robb Fellows, Carson City Floodplains Manager.
This High Water Mark project is largely funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to communicate flood risk, build community resilience, and highlight the value of floodplains and open space to our community. .
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