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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Mar 26 2017 at 9:25 AM PDTNext Issuance: Mar 27 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 6.0 FeetFlood Stage: 7.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015*
885
3.90
Jun 13, 2015
2014*
611
3.37
Jun 2, 2014
2013*
252
2.25
Mar 17, 2013
2012*
459
2.92
Mar 26, 2012
2011*
3,660
6.82
Jun 20, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present)
1984*
7,870
10.08
May 18, 1984
1983*
7,240
9.75
Mar 06, 1983
1962*
6,610
10.00
Feb 12, 1962
2006*
6,330
9.08
Apr 08, 2006
1952*
6,050
9.53
May 02, 1952
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet in the afternoon. Highs 52 to 59. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain through the night. Snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Snow level 6500 feet after midnight. Lows 26 to 34. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

Monday: Widespread rain and snow showers in the morning, then numerous rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch valleys and up to 3 inches mountains. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 42 to 49. West winds around 10 mph shifting to the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers in the evening. Snow level 5500 feet in the evening. Lows 19 to 27. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to around 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 57. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 24 to 30. Highs 52 to 62.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers. Lows 30 to 36.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 50 to 57.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows 21 to 30.

Friday: Partly sunny. Breezy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Highs 48 to 55.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 25 to 31.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 62.
Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding begins.
7.5 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.5 FeetSignificant lowland flooding with minor damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Some damage to low-lying structures. A few rural roads flood (similar to 06/1995 flood).
9.0 FeetSignificant to major lowland flooding with moderate damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Moderate damage to low-lying structures, rural roads, and bridge. Ranch buildings and livestock affected. Erosion decrades ranch/farm land (similar to 01/1943, 05,1952, and 02/1986 floods).
9.5 FeetMajor lowland flooding with significant damage to roads, railroads, and buildings along the river from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Lower portions of Carlin and Beowawe flood. Significant agricultural losses (livestock, irrigation structures, and erosion). USGS 25 year flood (similar to 02/1962 and 03/1983 floods).
10.0 FeetMajor flood damage. Extensive damage to railroads, roads, bridges, buildings, irrigation structures, and ranch land. Heavy livestock losses. Total loss probably over $10 Million in reach. Many road closures in area (similar to 05/1984 flood - record since 1910).
10.5 FeetDisastrous flooding. Extensive damage throughout reach. Exceeds modern (05/1984) flood. USGS 50 year flood.
12.0 FeetCatastrophic flooding. USGS estimated 100 year flood.
17.0 FeetRecord flood with widespread catastrophic damage. Like largest known flood (02/1910). Catastrophic damage to roads, bridges, railroads, and buildings. River becomes a large lake 4 to 5 miles wide from Beowawe to Battle Mountain. Transportation nearly impossible. Communications out to many areas.
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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.