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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Nov 26 2022 at 8:17 AM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 27 2022 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2021*
486
3.01
Jun 7, 2021
2020*
538
3.18
May 23, 2020
2019*
4,200
7.46
Jun 11, 2019
2018*
1,080
4.25
Jun 1, 2018
2017*
7,170
9.69
Feb 12, 2017
 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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy freezing fog early in the morning. Highs 37 to 45. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows 21 to 27. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Monday: Breezy. Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 33 to 41. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Monday Night: Colder. Mostly cloudy with chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around 14. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 23 to 31. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 16.

Wednesday: Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. Highs 32 to 40.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Chance of snow 40 percent.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers and rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 35 to 43. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Lows 17 to 23. Chance of snow 40 percent.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs 31 to 37.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 13 to 19.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 32 to 40. Chance of snow 30 percent.
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.