National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
 | 

HUMBOLDT RIVER - ELKO (HREN2)
Latitude: 40.94º NLongitude: 115.62º WElevation: 5142 Feet
Location: Elko 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: 7.0 FeetFlood Stage: 8.0 Feet
Observed Data Credit
Gage owner logo

Raw streamflow data is provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
View USGS Data for this station location.

Verification - Historical Graphical RVF
Month:  
Day:  
Year:  
Cycle:  
To view other verification locations, use our Historical Graphical River Forecast Interface.
Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016*
1,140
4.82
May 22, 2016
2015*
540
3.84
Jun 12, 2015
2014*
283
3.21
Jun 6, 2014
2013*
96
2.11
Mar 17, 2013
2012*
241
2.71
Mar 23, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1944 to Present)
1986*
7,200
7.64
Feb 19, 1986
1983*
7,100
12.18
Mar 04, 1983
1963*
7,070
12.30
Feb 13, 1962
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
Location Photographs
ESRI™ Locator Map
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ032)
Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetNo flooding in Elko. Very minor lowland flooding upstream and downstream of Elko.
7.5 FeetVery minor lowland flooding upstream and downstream of Elko. No flooding in Elko.
8.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding upstream and downstream of Elko. Flooding begins in Elko along Water and Front Streets.
8.5 FeetMinor lowland flooding throughout reach. Minor flooding in Elko along Water, River, and Front Street between 1st and 9th Streets, caused by back up storm drains. Very minor flooding of rural roads.
9.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding throughout reach, except minor flooding in Elko caused by backed up storm drains. Minor flooding of rural roads. Elko flooding along River, Douglas, and Water Streets southeast to Front Street and the levee between 1st and 9th Streets.
9.5 FeetModerate lowland flooding throughout reach, except minor flooding in Elko caused by backed up storm drains. Some flooding and damage to rural roads in floodplain. Elko flooding along River, Douglas, and Water Streets southeast to Front Street and the levee between 1st and 9th Streets.
10.0 FeetModerate flooding throughout reach, including Elko. Moderate flood damage to roads, railroads, and agricultural structures in floodplain. Flooding in Elko along River, Douglas, and Water Streets southeast to Front Street and the levee from 1st to 9th Streets, beyond levees northeast of 12th Street, and southwest of A Street. Some basements begin to flood.
10.5 FeetModerate to Major flooding throughout reach. Moderate damage to roads, railroads, and agricultural structures in floodplain. Flooding in Elko along River, Douglas, and Water Streets southeast to Front Street and the levee from 1st to 9th Streets, beyond levees northeast of 12th Street, and west of A Street. Basements in low-lying parts of town flood. Elko sewage treatment plant near capacity.
11.0 FeetMajor flooding throughout reach. Significant damage to roads, railroads, and agricultural structures in floodplain. Cattle miring and drownings occur. Elko flooded along River, Douglas, and Water Streets southeast to Front Street and the levee from 1st to 9th Streets. More flooding northeast of 12th Street, the levee, and west of A Street. Basements flood. Elko sewage plant at capacity.
11.5 FeetMajor, near record flooding throughout reach. Significant damage to roads, railroads, and agricultural structures in floodplain. Moderate transport and communication impacts. Cattle miring and drownings. Elko flooded areas: from D Street north to 9th Street, between River and Douglas Streets southeast to the levee and Front Street, areas beyond levees north of 12th Street, southwest of A Street. River above storm drain elevation in Elko. Elko sewage plant over capacity.
12.0 FeetMajor, record flooding throughout reach. Major damage to roads, railroads, and agricultural structures. Cattle drownings. Major transporation and communication impacts. Elko flood areas: southwest of 3rd Street - railroad tracks south to near Bullion Road, 3rd to 9th Streets - River Street to Wilson and Adams Street approach to 5th Street bridge, northeast of 9th Street - Water Street and railroad tracks to Opal Drive and much of area northeast of 12 Street east of railroad tracks. Water breaching levees. Some structure flooding.
12.5 FeetFlood disaster. Major damage to roads, railroads, and agricultural structures. Cattle drownings. Major transportation and communications impacts. Elko flooded areas: southwest of 3rd Street - railroad tracks south to near Bullion Road, 3rd to 9th Streets - River Street to Wilson and Adams Streets at 5th Street Bridge, northeast of 9th Street - Water Street amd railroad tracks to Opal Drive at 12th Street bridge, much of area flooded northeast of 12th Street and east of railroad tracks. Water breaching levees. Floodplain structures flooded.
Product Disclaimer

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.