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HUMBOLDT RIVER - COMUS (CMSN2)
Latitude: 40.99º NLongitude: 117.32º WElevation: 4360 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: May 23 2024 at 7:48 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 24 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 8.5 FeetFlood Stage: 9.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023*
3,240
11.11
Jun 3, 2023
2022*
164
3.25
Jun 20, 2022
2021*
279
3.96
Jun 10, 2021
2020*
364
4.61
Jun 6, 2020
2019*
3,230
11.17
Jun 15, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - April 1895** to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1984*
9,900
12.25
Apr 24, 1984
1952*
5,860
11.52
May 6, 1952
1983*
5,210
11.76
Jun 14, 1983
2017*
4,960
11.29
Mar 31, 2017
2005*
4,710
11.44
May 28, 2005
1969*
3,910
10.64
Apr 18, 1969
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Missing records from 1927 to 1945
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Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetSome very minor flooding at scattered locations in reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
9.0 FeetVery minor lowland flooding in reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
9.5 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding throughout reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
10.0 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding throughout reach. Some rural roads near river begin to flood. Very minor flooding begins in Winnemucca with sewer backups, and lowest parts of town begin to flood (similar to 02/1986 flood).
10.5 FeetModerate lowland flooding through reach with some rural roads flooded. Minor flooding in lower parts of Winnemucca with sewer backups. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and 2nd Street beneath Interstate 80 (similar to 02/1986, 06/1995, and 05/1998 floods).
11.0 FeetModerate to major lowland flooding throughout reach. Many rural roads near river flooded. Minor to moderate flooding in lower portions of Winnemucca. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and Golconda Street on west and 2nd Street beneath Interstate 80 on the east (similar to 06/1921 and 04/1969 floods).
11.5 FeetMajor flooding throughout reach, except moderate flooding in lower portion of Winnemucca. Many rural roads near river flooded. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and Golconda Street on the west and 2nd Street on the east not including Interstate 80 (similar to 06/1983 flood).
12.0 FeetMajor flooding, including Winnemucca. All secondary roads, stretches of rail and some ranch buildings near river flood. River 2 to 4 miles wide through Humboldt County. Lower parts of Winnemucca flood between Union Paific railroad and Golconda Street on the west and 2nd Street on the east not including Interstate 80. A dozen homes and several businesses affected. Large loss of livestock in area (greater than 05/1952 flood, but not as severe as record 04/1984 flood).
12.5 FeetNear record to record flooding in Humboldt County. Most secondary roads near the river, bridges over some primary roads, long stretches of rail, and many ranch buildings flood. River 2 to 5 miles wide through Humboldt County. Winnemucca flooded between Union Pacific railroad and 2nd Street on the east. US Highway 95 bridge in Winnemucca may be affected. Many homes and businesses flood in Winnemucca. Large losses of livestock in area (similar to record 04/1984 flood).
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ030)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 42. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

Friday: Warmer. Partly sunny. Highs 62 to 72. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 39 to 45. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Breezy. Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 69. West winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Breezy. Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 40. Northwest winds 10 to 25 mph becoming north 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 66 to 74.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 48.

Memorial Day: Warmer, sunny. Highs 74 to 84.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 53.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 78 to 88.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 52.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 73 to 83.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 50.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 72 to 82.
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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 Elko 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.