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: Aug 07 2022 at 8:08 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 08 2022 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)
 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: Sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs 90 to 95. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and isolated showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows 62 to 72. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 86 to 91. Light winds becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 59 to 69. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 87 to 92. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 58 to 68.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs 88 to 93.

Thursday Night through Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 59 to 69. Highs 89 to 94.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 89 to 94.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 59 to 69.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 89 to 94.
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.