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EAST FORK CARSON RIVER - MARKLEEVILLE (CEMC1)
Latitude: 38.71º NLongitude: 119.76º WElevation: 5400 Feet
Location: Alpine County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: May 18 2021 at 8:11 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 19 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 8.0 FeetFlood Stage: 9.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
1,520
5.01
Apr 29, 2020
2019*
3,450
6.51
Jun 6, 2019
2018*
7,010
8.51
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
11,700
9.98
Jan 8, 2017
2016*
1,890
5.25
May 14, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1960 to Present)
1997*
18,900
11.78
Jan 24, 1970
1963*
15,100
8.21**
Jan 31, 1963
2017*
11,700
9.98
Jan 8, 2017
2006*
10,300
9.09
Dec 31, 2005
1986* 9,520 8.79 Mar 8, 1986
1965* 9,100 7.20** Dec 23, 1964
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Prior to October 1967, datum change with a difference of -2.0 ft must be applied to all data before date to convert to current datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Today: Sunny. Highs 62 to 72. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 32 to 42. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 55 to 65. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 50 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 24 to 34. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 42 to 52. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 65 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 23 to 33.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the morning, then chance of snow showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 42 to 52.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows 25 to 35.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 45 to 55.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 26 to 36.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 54 to 64.

Sunday Night and Monday: Clear. Lows 30 to 40. Highs 61 to 71.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.0 FeetMonitor Stage. No flooding from Monitor Creek to Bryant Creek, river near bankfull and may require precautionary measures to move resources away from the river. Additional impacts to recreational river users.
9.0 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding from Monitor Creek to Bryant Creek including impacts to river campgrounds and possible impacts to highway due to bank erosion. Similar to 1/8/2017, 2/10/2017, and 12/31/2005.
10.0 FeetModerate flooding impacting Carson River Resort campground, and potential for significant bank erosion causing road damage along Highways 89 and 4.
11.0 FeetMajor impact to transportation including Highways 89 and 4. Communication, water and power systems may be impacted. Significant inundation of low lying rangelands.
12.0 FeetRecord flooding. Major impacts to transportation, communication, power and water systems. In excess of January 1997 event.
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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.