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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: Nov 24 2017 at 8:11 AM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
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)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 32 to 42. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 59 to 64. Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 75 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 to 40. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph increasing to 110 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Snow level 9500 feet lowering to 8500 feet. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Ridge gusts up to 115 mph.

Sunday Night: Rain and snow likely in the evening, then snow and rain after midnight. Snow level 8000 feet lowering to 6500 feet. Lows 28 to 38. South winds 20 to 30 mph shifting to the southwest 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph. Ridge gusts up to 105 mph.

Monday: Breezy. Snow and rain likely in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 37 to 42.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 25.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 40 to 45.

Tuesday Night through Friday: Partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 27. Highs 40 to 45.
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.