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HUMBOLDT RIVER - BATTLE MOUNTAIN (HBMN2)
Latitude: 40.67º NLongitude: 116.93º WElevation: 4500 Feet
Location: Lander County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Sep 20 2017 at 7:44 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 21 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 8.5 FeetFlood Stage: 9.5 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015*
793
6.59
Jun 15, 2015
2014*
466**
5.65
Jun 4, 2014
2013*
227
5.79
Mar 21, 2013
2012*
381
5.38
Mar 27, 2012
2011*
3,540
10.00
Jun 23, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Feb 1991 to Present)***
2006*
8,880
11.30
Apr 11, 2006
1952*
5,800****
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May 3, 1952
1980*
5,460
9.87
Jun 10, 1980
1962*
4,600
9.66
Feb 17, 1962
1980*
5,460
9.87
Jun 10, 1980
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Discharge estimated
*** Most recent continuous record back to Feb 1991 with segmented periods back to May 1896
**** Discharge is a maximum daily average
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Mostly sunny. Windy. Isolated rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 60 to 68. South winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Windy. Valleys, scattered rain showers in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight. Mountains, scattered rain showers in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows 33 to 40. West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Valleys, chance of rain in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Mountains, chance of rain and snow. Highs 53 to 59 valleys and 47 to 56 mountains. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows 26 to 32. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Friday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain and snow showers. Snow level 6000 feet increasing to 6500 feet in the afternoon. Highs 51 to 59. Light winds becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 25 to 31.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 62.

Saturday Night through Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 26 to 35. Highs 56 to 66.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 63 to 72.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetSome very minor flooding at scattered locations in reach.
9.0 FeetLocalized minor flooding in reach.
9.5 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding throughout reach. A few rural roads begin to flood.
10.0 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding throughout reach. Some rural roads near the river are flooded.
10.5 FeetModerate lowland flooding throughout reach. A number of rural roads impassable. No home or basements flooded. Livestock stranding and miring begins to be a problem.
11.0 FeetModerate to major lowland flooding throughout reach. Many rural roads flooded and some basements of homes near the river begin to flood in the Beowawe and Battle Mountain areas. Livestock stranding and mirning can be significant (similar to 05/1975 and 06/1995 floods).
11.5 FeetMajor lowland flooding through reach. Most rural roads near river under water. A few basements and yards of residences near river begin to flood. Lowest ranch homes north of river become inaccessible, some residents need to leave. Livestock stranding and miring significant if not moved to higher ground. Battle Mountain impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds.
12.0 FeetMajor flooding through reach. Most rural roads near river flood with significant transporation impacts. A few basements and yards near the river flood. Some river ranch homes north of river inaccessible and residents need to leave. Lifestock stranded and mired if not moved to higher ground. Battle Mountain impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds.
12.5 FeetExtensive flooding through reach. Most rural roads near river under water. Significant transportation impacts. Significant flooding of basements and yards of residences near river. Several ranch homes, especially north of river, become inaccessible and residents need to leave. Some ranch buildings near river flood. Battle Mountain most impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds.
13.0 FeetExtensive flooding through reach. Most rural roads and some rail sections near river under water. Major transportation impacts. Flooding of basements and yards of residences near river. Many ranch homes inaccessible. Some ranch buildings near river flood. Significant livestock loses possible. Battle Mountain most impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds. Some impacts south of railroad.
13.5 FeetExtensive flooding through reach. Most rural roads and some rail sections near river under water. Major transporation impacts. Major floodig of basements and yards of residences near river. Many ranch homes inaccessible. Many ranch buildings near river flood. Major livestock losses possible. Much of Battle Mountain northeast of railroad and some areas southeast have flooding.
14.0 FeetNear record flooding through reach. Most rural roads and some sections of rail near river under water. Portions of Interstate 80 may begin to flood. Major transportation impacts. Significant flooding of residences, businesses, and buildings near river with many more inaccessible. Much of Battle Mountain flooded, especially northeast of railroad. Major livestock losses possible.
14.5 FeetNear record to record flooding through reach. Most roads and some sections of rail, possibly some sections of Interstate 80 under water. Extensive transporation impacts. Major flooding of residences near river. Much of Battle Mountain flooded. Major livestock and crop losses possible (similar to 04/1984 flood).
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Elko Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.