National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service


Latitude: 39.11º NLongitude: 119.71º WElevation: 4620 Feet
Location: Carson City County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Feb 15 2019 at 9:07 AM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 15 2019 at 3:00 PM PST
Monitor Stage: 8.0 FeetFlood Stage: 10.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Feb 11, 2017
May 14, 2016
Feb 9, 2015
Feb 10, 2014
Dec 3, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - May 1939 to Present)
Jan 3, 1997
Dec 24, 1955
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: Snow in the morning, then snow likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 5 inches with 2 to 6 inches above 5000 feet. Highs 34 to 39. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows 21 to 26. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Saturday: Snow likely. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches with 1 to 3 inches above 5000 feet. Highs 34 to 39. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows 19 to 24. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs 30 to 35. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows 15 to 20.

Washingtons Birthday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 29 to 34.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 7 to 17. Highs 31 to 36.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 11 to 21.

Wednesday through Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 33 to 38. Lows 13 to 23.
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.