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HUMBOLDT RIVER - BATTLE MOUNTAIN (HBMN2)
Latitude: 40.67º NLongitude: 116.93º WElevation: 4500 Feet
Location: Lander County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Mar 02 2024 at 8:59 AM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 03 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2022*
212
4.69
Jun 2, 2022
2021*
370
5.33
Jun 8, 2021
2020*
831
6.73
May 26, 2020
2019*
3,950
10.72
Jun 5, 2019
2018*
1,040
7.09
Jun 1, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Feb 1991 to Present)*** - Ranked by Flow
2006*
8,880
11.30
Apr 11, 2006
2017*
6,030
11.32
Feb 15, 2017
1952*
5,800****
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May 3, 1952
1980*
5,460
9.87
Jun 10, 1980
1962*
4,600
9.66
Feb 17, 1962
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Discharge estimated
 *** Most recent continuous record back to Feb 1991 with segmented periods back to May 1896
 **** Discharge is a maximum daily average
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Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetSome very minor flooding at scattered locations in reach.
9.0 FeetLocalized minor flooding in reach.
9.5 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding throughout reach. A few rural roads begin to flood.
10.0 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding throughout reach. Some rural roads near the river are flooded.
10.5 FeetModerate lowland flooding throughout reach. A number of rural roads impassable. No home or basements flooded. Livestock stranding and miring begins to be a problem.
11.0 FeetModerate to major lowland flooding throughout reach. Many rural roads flooded and some basements of homes near the river begin to flood in the Beowawe and Battle Mountain areas. Livestock stranding and mirning can be significant (similar to 05/1975 and 06/1995 floods).
11.5 FeetMajor lowland flooding through reach. Most rural roads near river under water. A few basements and yards of residences near river begin to flood. Lowest ranch homes north of river become inaccessible, some residents need to leave. Livestock stranding and miring significant if not moved to higher ground. Battle Mountain impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds.
12.0 FeetMajor flooding through reach. Most rural roads near river flood with significant transporation impacts. A few basements and yards near the river flood. Some river ranch homes north of river inaccessible and residents need to leave. Lifestock stranded and mired if not moved to higher ground. Battle Mountain impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds.
12.5 FeetExtensive flooding through reach. Most rural roads near river under water. Significant transportation impacts. Significant flooding of basements and yards of residences near river. Several ranch homes, especially north of river, become inaccessible and residents need to leave. Some ranch buildings near river flood. Battle Mountain most impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds.
13.0 FeetExtensive flooding through reach. Most rural roads and some rail sections near river under water. Major transportation impacts. Flooding of basements and yards of residences near river. Many ranch homes inaccessible. Some ranch buildings near river flood. Significant livestock loses possible. Battle Mountain most impacted northeast of railroad near animal shelter and fairgrounds. Some impacts south of railroad.
13.5 FeetExtensive flooding through reach. Most rural roads and some rail sections near river under water. Major transporation impacts. Major floodig of basements and yards of residences near river. Many ranch homes inaccessible. Many ranch buildings near river flood. Major livestock losses possible. Much of Battle Mountain northeast of railroad and some areas southeast have flooding.
14.0 FeetNear record flooding through reach. Most rural roads and some sections of rail near river under water. Portions of Interstate 80 may begin to flood. Major transportation impacts. Significant flooding of residences, businesses, and buildings near river with many more inaccessible. Much of Battle Mountain flooded, especially northeast of railroad. Major livestock losses possible.
14.5 FeetNear record to record flooding through reach. Most roads and some sections of rail, possibly some sections of Interstate 80 under water. Extensive transporation impacts. Major flooding of residences near river. Much of Battle Mountain flooded. Major livestock and crop losses possible (similar to 04/1984 flood).
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Rest of Today: Windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers early in the morning, then isolated snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 27 to 35. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers in the evening, then scattered snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Lows around 19. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 29 to 37. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tuesday: Not as cool. Partly sunny. Patchy blowing snow in the morning. Chance of rain in the morning, then chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs 38 to 46. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow and rain. Lows in the upper 20s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 34 to 42.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 33 to 41.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 20.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 36 to 44.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Saturday: Not as cool. Partly sunny. Highs 43 to 51.
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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.