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Latitude: 39.11º NLongitude: 119.71º WElevation: 4620 Feet
Location: Carson City County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Mar 28 2023 at 8:13 AM PDTNext Issuance: Mar 28 2023 at 3:00 PM 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)
 Most Recent 5 Years
May 7, 2021
Apr 30, 2020
Feb 15, 2019
Apr 9, 2018
Feb 11, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - May 1939 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow level rising to 5500 feet. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 46 to 56. South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Snow and rain likely in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight. Snow level 5000 feet lowering to the valley floor. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Lows 24 to 29. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 42 to 47. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 24 to 29. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Highs 46 to 51. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 25 to 30.

Friday and Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 49 to 54. Lows 29 to 34.

Saturday through Sunday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs 47 to 57. Lows 33 to 38.

Sunday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Lows 28 to 33.

Monday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs 42 to 47.
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.