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EAST FORK CARSON RIVER - MARKLEEVILLE (CEMC1)
Latitude: 38.71º NLongitude: 119.76º WElevation: 5400 Feet
Location: Alpine County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Eastern SierraRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Mar 02 2024 at 8:58 AM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 03 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2022*
3,710
6.70
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
994
4.36
May 6, 2021
2020*
1,520
5.01
Apr 29, 2020
2019*
3,450
6.51
Jun 6, 2019
2018*
7,010
8.51
Apr 7, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1960 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Today: Heavy snow showers likely. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 3 to 9 inches. Highs 25 to 35. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches. Lows 12 to 22. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 70 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs 30 to 40. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 95 mph decreasing to 80 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 21 to 31. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 45. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph.

Tuesday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 19 to 29.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 45. Lows 15 to 25.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 34 to 44.

Thursday Night through Friday Night: Clear. Lows 13 to 23. Highs 38 to 48.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 39 to 49.
Product Disclaimer

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.