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Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Mar 31 2023 at 1:50 PM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 01 2023 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 6.0 FeetFlood Stage: 7.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Jun 7, 2021
May 23, 2020
Jun 11, 2019
Jun 1, 2018
Feb 12, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
May 18, 1984
Mar 06, 1983
Feb 12, 1962
Apr 08, 2006
May 02, 1952
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Windy. Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 55. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Breezy. Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 20 percent.

Sunday: Breezy. Partly sunny with scattered snow showers and rain showers. Highs 42 to 50. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Sunday Night: Breezy. Numerous snow showers and rain showers in the evening, then snow showers after midnight. Moderate snow accumulations. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 10 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Monday: Windy, colder. Snow showers in the morning, then numerous snow showers in the afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Highs 27 to 35. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Monday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 19.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with scattered snow showers. Highs 29 to 37. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 20.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with scattered snow showers. Highs 32 to 40. Chance of snow 40 percent.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 37 to 45.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 20 to 26.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 41 to 49.
Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding begins.
7.5 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.5 FeetSignificant lowland flooding with minor damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Some damage to low-lying structures. A few rural roads flood (similar to 06/1995 flood).
9.0 FeetSignificant to major lowland flooding with moderate damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Moderate damage to low-lying structures, rural roads, and bridge. Ranch buildings and livestock affected. Erosion decrades ranch/farm land (similar to 01/1943, 05,1952, and 02/1986 floods).
9.5 FeetMajor lowland flooding with significant damage to roads, railroads, and buildings along the river from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Lower portions of Carlin and Beowawe flood. Significant agricultural losses (livestock, irrigation structures, and erosion). USGS 25 year flood (similar to 02/1962 and 03/1983 floods).
10.0 FeetMajor flood damage. Extensive damage to railroads, roads, bridges, buildings, irrigation structures, and ranch land. Heavy livestock losses. Total loss probably over $10 Million in reach. Many road closures in area (similar to 05/1984 flood - record since 1910).
10.5 FeetDisastrous flooding. Extensive damage throughout reach. Exceeds modern (05/1984) flood. USGS 50 year flood.
12.0 FeetCatastrophic flooding. USGS estimated 100 year flood.
17.0 FeetRecord flood with widespread catastrophic damage. Like largest known flood (02/1910). Catastrophic damage to roads, bridges, railroads, and buildings. River becomes a large lake 4 to 5 miles wide from Beowawe to Battle Mountain. Transportation nearly impossible. Communications out to many areas.
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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.