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CARSON RIVER - CARSON CITY (STWN2)
Latitude: 39.11º NLongitude: 119.71º WElevation: 4620 Feet
Location: Carson City County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Monitor Stage: 8.0 FeetFlood Stage: 10.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016*
1,700
5.00
May 14, 2016
2015*
1,290
4.39
Feb 9, 2015
2014*
904
3.93
Feb 10, 2014
2013*
1,430
4.59
Dec 3, 2012
2012*
1,470
4.49
Apr 27, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - May 1939 to Present)
1997*
30,500
18.43
Jan 3, 1997
1956*
30,000
15.00**
Dec 24, 1955
1963*
21,900
13.11**
Feb 1, 1963
1951* 15,500 11.40** Nov 22, 1950
1986* 13,200 13.16 Feb 18, 1986
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Different datum
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs 61 to 66. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 39 to 44. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 63 to 68. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 46 to 51. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Highs 59 to 64. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph increasing to south 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Windy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows 31 to 36.

Monday: Snow and rain likely in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 43 to 48.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 21 to 31.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 46 to 51.

Tuesday Night through Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows 26 to 31. Highs 46 to 51.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.0 FeetFlood threat and localized overbank flow begin in lowest areas.
8.5 FeetMinimal lowland flooding through reach.
9.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding through reach in lower flood prone areas.
9.5 FeetMinor flood impacts in lower portions of reach.
10.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor to moderate flooding, several homes begin to have flood problems in Genoa, Carson Valley, Stewart, and Dayton. Minor to moderate damage to agriculture.
10.5 FeetModerate flooding through reach. Damage to roads, bridges, crops, irrigation systems, and buildings in lower areas. Transportation begins to be affected.
11.0 FeetMajor flooding. Many roads and highways flooded. Transportation becoming difficult, US Highway 395 closes. Massive bank erosion with the ability to wash away buildings, cars, and roads. River channel begins to move around laterally.
12.0 FeetExtensive flooding with major damage. Most roads in valley areas flood making transportation difficult. Massive erosion with large agricultural losses, cattle drownings.
13.5 FeetFlood disaster throughout reach. Transportation very difficult. Large number of structures affected, infrastructure damage (roads, bridges, power, and water).
15.0 FeetMajor flood disaster with widespread destruction throughout reach from Genoa to Weeks. Transportation extremely difficult.
16.0 FeetNear record flooding with massive destruction throughout reach. Most towns isolated, transporation nearly impossible.
17.0 FeetRecord flooding. All towns cut off, bridges and roads destroyed.
19.0 FeetIncredible flood with damage previously unknown from Carson Valley to Fort Churchill, including Empire and Dayton areas. USGS estimated 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.