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HUMBOLDT RIVER - ELKO (HREN2)
Latitude: 40.94º NLongitude: 115.62º WElevation: 5142 Feet
Location: Elko County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Apr 13 2024 at 8:55 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 14 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 6.2 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
223
2.51
Jun 14, 2022
2021*
94
1.88
May 24, 2021
2020*
333
2.85
May 23, 2020
2019*
2,560
6.69
Jun 9, 2019
2018*
602
3.69
May 29, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1986*
7,200
7.64
Feb 19, 1986
1983*
7,100
12.18
Mar 04, 1983
1963*
7,070
12.30
Feb 13, 1962
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
5.5 FeetBankfull conditions are possible. Isolated minor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. No flooding expected in Elko.
6.2 FeetMinor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. Very minor flooding from backed-up storm drains begins in Elko, especially the parking lots on Water St between 7th and 9th Streets.
6.7 FeetMinor flooding begins in Elko. The storm drain at 1st and Water Streets starts to back up.
7.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding begins throughout the reach and minor flooding of rural roads occurs. Minor flooding occurs from backed-up storm drains in Elko along the following intersections: 1st and Water Streets, 3rd and Water Streets, the parking lots on Water Street between 7th and 9th Streets, 2nd and Douglas Streets, and 6th and Front Streets.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding occurs throughout the reach, with minor flooding in Elko caused by backed-up storm drains. Minor flooding of rural roads occurs. In Elko, flood waters continue to rise between Douglas and Water Streets on the north side of the river, and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
8.5 FeetModerate flooding occurs throughout the reach, including Elko. Some flooding and damage occurs to rural roads throughout the flood plain. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
9.0 FeetModerate to major flooding occurs throughout the reach. Significant damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor. City pumping of flooded areas begins.
10.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs throughout the reach. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko is flooded to near River Street north of the river, and to near Wilson Avenue south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements in low-lying parts of town flood. Flooded areas are pumped by the city. Elko sewage treatment plant reaches capacity.
10.7 FeetNear-record flooding. Significant damage to roads, railroads, and structures. Moderate impact occurs to transportation and communications. Livestock will be greatly impacted. Elko is flooded from near River Street north of the river to near Wilson Street south of the river. Flooding also occurs north of 12th Street including Opal Drive and southwest of A Street to near Bullion Road. River is above storm drain elevation. Elko sewage plant exceeds capacity.
11.0 FeetRecord flooding. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko are nearly flooded: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
11.5 FeetFlood disaster. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko will likely flood: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ038)
Tonight: Breezy. Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Isolated rain showers and snow showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Sunday: Cooler. Partly sunny. Scattered snow showers and rain showers in the morning, then scattered rain showers, snow showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 49 to 55. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 40 percent.

Monday: Breezy. Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 58. West winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Breezy. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph shifting to the west 5 to 15 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 58 to 64.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 63.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 66.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 69.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 71.
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 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.