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EAST FORK CARSON RIVER - MARKLEEVILLE (CEMC1)
Latitude: 38.71º NLongitude: 119.76º WElevation: 5400 Feet
Location: Alpine County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Monitor Stage: 8.0 FeetFlood Stage: 9.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
3,710
6.70
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
994
4.36
May 6, 2021
2020*
1,520
5.01
Apr 29, 2020
2019*
3,450
6.51
Jun 6, 2019
2018*
7,010
8.51
Apr 7, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1960 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1997*
18,900
11.78
Jan 24, 1970
1963*
15,100
8.21**
Jan 31, 1963
2017*
11,700
9.98
Jan 8, 2017
2006*
10,300
9.09
Dec 31, 2005
1986* 9,520 8.79 Mar 8, 1986
1965* 9,100 7.20** Dec 23, 1964
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Prior to October 1967, datum change with a difference of -2.0 ft must be applied to all data before date to convert to current datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Today: Heavy snow. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 8 to 16 inches with 12 to 20 inches above 7000 feet. Highs 32 to 42. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Ridge gusts up to 115 mph.

Tonight: Heavy snow. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 18 to 26 inches with 26 to 34 inches above 7000 feet. Lows 16 to 26. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Ridge gusts up to 140 mph.

Saturday: Heavy snow. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 9 to 15 inches with 12 to 20 inches above 7000 feet. Highs 25 to 35. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Ridge gusts up to 125 mph decreasing to 100 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Heavy snow. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Lows 13 to 23. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph increasing to 100 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Snow likely. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Highs 24 to 34. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 90 mph decreasing to 75 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Brisk. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow through the night. Lows 9 to 19.

Monday: Brisk. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 30 to 40.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows 11 to 21. Highs 35 to 45.

Tuesday Night through Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows 14 to 24. Highs 34 to 44.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.0 FeetMonitor Stage. No flooding from Monitor Creek to Bryant Creek, river near bankfull and may require precautionary measures to move resources away from the river. Additional impacts to recreational river users.
9.0 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding from Monitor Creek to Bryant Creek including impacts to river campgrounds and possible impacts to highway due to bank erosion. Similar to 1/8/2017, 2/10/2017, and 12/31/2005.
10.0 FeetModerate flooding impacting Carson River Resort campground, and potential for significant bank erosion causing road damage along Highways 89 and 4.
11.0 FeetMajor impact to transportation including Highways 89 and 4. Communication, water and power systems may be impacted. Significant inundation of low lying rangelands.
12.0 FeetRecord flooding. Major impacts to transportation, communication, power and water systems. In excess of January 1997 event.
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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.