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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Jul 14 2024 at 8:27 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jul 15 2024 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)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023*
4,150
7.39
May 29, 2023
2022*
336
2.55
Jun 1, 2022
2021*
486
3.01
Jun 7, 2021
2020*
538
3.18
May 23, 2020
2019*
4,200
7.46
Jun 11, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1984*
7,870
10.08
May 18, 1984
1983*
7,240
9.75
Mar 06, 1983
1962*
6,610
10.00
Feb 12, 1962
2006*
6,330
9.08
Apr 08, 2006
1952*
6,050
9.53
May 02, 1952
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
17.0 FeetAll time record flooding occurs with widespread catastrophic damage. This is similar to the largest known flood of february 1910. Catastrophic damage to all public infrastructure and private property along the river in the reach. The river becomes a large lake 4 to 5 miles wide from Beowawe to Battle Mountain. Transportation is nearly impossible. Communications out to many areas. This is about 17000 cfs. Any levels higher than this become new record floods.
12.0 FeetCatastrophic flooding occurs. This is about 10000 cfs.
10.5 FeetDisastrous flooding occurs with extensive damage through reach. This is about 8300 cfs.
10.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs with extensive damage to railroads, roads, bridges, buildings, irrigation structures and ranchland. Heavy livestock losses occur. Total loss will probably exceed 10 million dollars in the reach. Many roads are closed or destroyed. This is about 7600 cfs.
9.5 FeetMajor lowland flooding occurs with damage to roads, railroads, and buildings along the river from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Lower portions of Carlin and Beowawe flood. Significant losses occur to livestock, irrigation structures, and pasture. This is about 6900 cfs.
9.0 FeetSignificant to major lowland flooding occurs with moderate damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Moderate damage occurs to low-lying structures, rural roads and bridges. Ranch buildings and livestock affected. Erosion degrades pastures. This is about 6200 cfs.
8.5 FeetSignificant lowland flooding occurs with minor damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Some damage occurs to low lying structures. A few rural roads flood. This is about 5500 cfs.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding occurs from Carlin to Battle Mountain. This is about 4900 cfs.
7.5 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding occurs from Carlin to Battle Mountain. This is about 4300 cfs.
7.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding begins between Carlin and Battle Mountains. This is about 3650 cfs.
6.0 FeetThis is monitoring stage. No flooding occurs. This is about 2600 cfs.
5.2 FeetThis is below monitoring stage. No flooding occurs. This is about 1800 cfs. NOTE: 1 cfs (cubic feet per second) is approximately 7.48 gallons of flow per second.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.

Monday: Sunny. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 85 to 93. West winds up to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 65. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 88 to 96. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 61 to 67. West winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 99.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 61 to 67.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 99.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 61 to 67.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 92 to 100.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 62 to 68.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 92 to 100.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 63 to 69.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 101.
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.