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CARSON RIVER - CARSON CITY (STWN2)
Latitude: 39.11º NLongitude: 119.71º WElevation: 4620 Feet
Location: Carson City County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: May 25 2019 at 9:07 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 8.0 FeetFlood Stage: 10.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
10,500
11.98
Feb 11, 2017
2016*
1,700
5.00
May 14, 2016
2015*
1,290
4.39
Feb 9, 2015
2014*
904
3.93
Feb 10, 2014
2013*
1,430
4.59
Dec 3, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - May 1939 to Present)
1997*
30,500
18.43
Jan 3, 1997
1956*
30,000
15.00**
Dec 24, 1955
1963*
21,900
13.11**
Feb 1, 1963
1951* 15,500 11.40** Nov 22, 1950
1986* 13,200 13.16 Feb 18, 1986
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Old Datum. The difference is +1.0 ft and must be applied to data to convert to new datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 61 to 66. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows 41 to 46. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Showers likely in the morning, then showers likely with possible snow showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 53 to 58. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Showers likely with possible snow showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Lows 39 to 44. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 64. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 36 to 46.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 64 to 69. Lows 40 to 50.

Wednesday through Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 69 to 74. Lows 43 to 53.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 71 to 76.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.0 FeetFlood threat and localized overbank flow begin in lowest areas.
8.5 FeetMinimal lowland flooding through reach.
9.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding through reach in lower flood prone areas.
9.5 FeetMinor flood impacts in lower portions of reach.
10.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor to moderate flooding, several homes begin to have flood problems in Genoa, Carson Valley, Stewart, and Dayton. Minor to moderate damage to agriculture.
10.5 FeetModerate flooding through reach. Damage to roads, bridges, crops, irrigation systems, and buildings in lower areas. Transportation begins to be affected.
11.0 FeetMajor flooding. Many roads and highways flooded. Transportation becoming difficult, US Highway 395 closes. Massive bank erosion with the ability to wash away buildings, cars, and roads. River channel begins to move around laterally.
12.0 FeetExtensive flooding with major damage. Most roads in valley areas flood making transportation difficult. Massive erosion with large agricultural losses, cattle drownings.
13.5 FeetFlood disaster throughout reach. Transportation very difficult. Large number of structures affected, infrastructure damage (roads, bridges, power, and water).
15.0 FeetMajor flood disaster with widespread destruction throughout reach from Genoa to Weeks. Transportation extremely difficult.
16.0 FeetNear record flooding with massive destruction throughout reach. Most towns isolated, transporation nearly impossible.
17.0 FeetRecord flooding. All towns cut off, bridges and roads destroyed.
19.0 FeetIncredible flood with damage previously unknown from Carson Valley to Fort Churchill, including Empire and Dayton areas. USGS estimated 100 year flood.
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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 Reno 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.