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WEST FORK CARSON RIVER - WOODFORDS (WOOC1)
Latitude: 38.77º NLongitude: 119.83º WElevation: 5755 Feet
Location: Alpine County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Sep 19 2017 at 7:56 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 20 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 13.0 FeetFlood Stage: 14.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016
539
12.52
May 14, 2016
2015
547
12.43
Feb 9, 2015
2014
262
11.56
Apr 20, 2014
2013
464
12.21
Dec 2, 2012
2012
644
12.81
Apr 26, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1938 to Present)
1997
8,100
15.36
Jan 01, 1997
1963
4,890
9.00
Feb 01, 1963
1956
4,810
8.86
Dec 23, 1955
1938
3,500
8.00
Dec 11, 1937
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Today: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 55 to 65. Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 50 mph increasing to 80 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Snow level 9500 feet lowering to 8500 feet. Lows 30 to 40. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph becoming west around 10 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 80 mph decreasing to 50 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level 7000 feet. Highs 46 to 51. West winds around 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening. Snow level 6500 to 7000 feet. Lows 23 to 33. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 47 to 52. Light winds.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 22 to 32.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 52 to 57.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Clear. Lows 23 to 33. Highs 57 to 67.

Sunday Night through Tuesday: Clear. Lows 28 to 38. Highs 58 to 68.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetNo flooding occurs. However, residents along the West Fork Carson River should be prepared for flooding if there are additional rises due to snowmelt and/or rainfall runoff. USGS 2 year flood.
13.5 FeetVery minor flooding of lowest areas along the West Fork Carson River. However, residents along the river should be prepared for flooding if there are additional rises due to additional snowmelt and/or rainfall runoff. USGS 3 year flood.
14.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor flooding begins in the southwestern Carson Valley between Centerville and Genoa. USGS 10 year flood.
14.5 FeetModerate flooding in southwest Carson Valley between Centerville and Genoa, with some damage to homes and businesses. Many local roads flooded in this area. Minor flooding in Alpine County near Woodfords and Paynesville. USGS 25 year flood.
15.0 FeetMajor flooding. Substantial damage to homes, businesses, schools, and property in the south Carson Valley from Centerville to Genoa. Many local roads flood, some include Centerville, Mottsville, and Muller Lanes. Interruption of power, communications, and water systems. Moderate to major flooding in Alpine County near Woodfords and Paynesville. Highways 89 and 88 (CA), and 88 (NV) flood. USGS 70 year flood.
15.5 FeetDisastrous, record flooding along entire reach of West Fork Carson River in both Alpine and Douglas Counties. Extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, bridges, and water systems. Communications, power, and transportation systems severely disrupted. Many highways, roads, and bridges impassable. Exceeds record flood of 01/02/1997 and greater than USGS 100 year flood.
16.0 FeetDisastrous flooding previously unknown on entire reach of West Fork Carson River in southwest Douglas and eastern Alpine Counties. Extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, bridges, and water systems. Power, communications, and transportation systems severly affected. Most highways and bridges flooded or washed out. Exceeds record 01/01/1997 flood by over a half foot and nearly 1 foot higher than USGS 100 year 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 Reno 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.