On January 1, 1997, the Truckee River completely submerged the Sparks Industrial Center, causing extensive damage. The flood was caused by warm weather and rain melting huge quantities of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

On January 1, 1997, the Truckee River completely submerged the Sparks Industrial Center, causing extensive damage. The flood was caused by warm weather and rain melting huge quantities of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

On January 1, 1997, the Truckee River flooded into downtown Reno, and completely submerged the Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport and Sparks Industrial Center, causing extensive damage. The flood was caused by warm weather and rain melting huge quantities of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

On January 1, 1997, the Truckee River flooded into downtown Reno, and completely submerged the Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport and Sparks Industrial Center, causing extensive damage. The flood was caused by warm weather and rain melting huge quantities of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

I never get tired of seeing Mt. Rose...which is every day out my window

I never get tired of seeing Mt. Rose...which is every day out my window

Atlantis Hotel in Reno was awesome - would love to go back there when the weather is warm !!!!

Atlantis Hotel in Reno was awesome - would love to go back there when the weather is warm !!!!

Mount Rose snow, perfect for skiing / snowboarding

Burton Girls

Mount Rose snow, perfect for skiing / snowboarding

Reno, Nevada. Spent a summer here when I was 12 -- we went on long trail rides, sometimes by moonlight.

Reno, Nevada. Spent a summer here when I was 12 -- we went on long trail rides, sometimes by moonlight.

The Truckee River

The Truckee River

Wingfield Park and Truckee River - Reno, NV - Photo taken by Natalie Lumbo

Wingfield Park and Truckee River - Reno, NV - Photo taken by Natalie Lumbo

Reno Aces. Reno's own Minor League Baseball Team, which is also the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Reno Aces. Reno's own Minor League Baseball Team, which is also the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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