Emergency Management


The Emergency Management Department is responsible for:

  • Providing public support during emergency and disaster situations
  • Providing logistic support for first responders during emergencies
  • Coordinating shelter and evacuation for the public during disasters, whether natural or man-made
Excavator digs a large trench in the desert around Fallon to channel flood water to the Stillwater R

Photo: Creating the Big Dig channel in 2017. This channel, along with the weir built in the same year, are being used to mitigate snowmelt from the record-breaking winter of 2022-23. Churchill County, the City of Fallon and TCID, along with partner agencies, are working to address the current threat from high water in the Lahontan Valley. 

2023 High Water Mitigation Efforts and Information