( Las Vegas, NV ) – Heavy rain poured on various parts of southern Nevada over the long holiday weekend – and more of the same is in the back-to-work forecast.
The so-called “monsoon” storms arrived on Friday, the 4th of July, bringing brief hail to parts of Henderson, before more widespread storms moved throughout the valley later that night, halting some neighborhood fireworks displays.
Scattered storms popped up here and there Saturday and Sunday as well, with brief heavy downpours on Mt Charleston, triggering the same street flooding that plagued the northwest valley following the Carpenter1 fire a year ago. Even though there wasn’t a whole lot of rain around Grand Canyon and Grand Teton, streets in that area saw running water at or above curb level, thanks to runoff from the nearby Kyle Canyon detention Basin.
The Clark County Regional Flood Control District has begun work on a project to channel that overflow into its network of underground pipelines that lead to Lake Mead. Until that work is done, though, the area will be prone to potentially dangerous flooding.
The National Weather Service has rain in the southern Nevada forecast for the next several days.
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