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HUMBOLDT RIVER - COMUS (CMSN2)
Latitude: 40.99º NLongitude: 117.32º WElevation: 4360 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Monitor Stage: 8.5 FeetFlood Stage: 9.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
164
3.25
Jun 20, 2022
2021*
279
3.96
Jun 10, 2021
2020*
364
4.61
Jun 6, 2020
2019*
3,230
11.17
Jun 15, 2019
2018*
586
5.36
Apr 15, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - April 1895** to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1984*
9,900
12.25
Apr 24, 1984
1952*
5,860
11.52
May 6, 1952
1983*
5,210
11.76
Jun 14, 1983
2017*
4,960
11.29
Mar 31, 2017
2005*
4,710
11.44
May 28, 2005
1969*
3,910
10.64
Apr 18, 1969
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Missing records from 1927 to 1945
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ030)
Rest of Today: Very windy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers early in the morning, then scattered snow showers and rain showers in the afternoon. Patchy blowing dust. Highs 38 to 48. Southwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to around 55 mph increasing to 25 to 45 mph with gusts to around 60 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tonight: Very windy. Widespread snow showers and scattered rain showers in the evening, then widespread snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 9 inches. Lows 21 to 29. Southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around 60 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Saturday: Windy. Partly sunny with scattered snow showers. Highs 28 to 38. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph increasing to 60 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Saturday Night: Scattered snow showers in the evening, then numerous snow showers after midnight. Moderate snow accumulations. Lows 17 to 23. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Sunday: Breezy. Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow through the day. Highs 28 to 36. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 21.

Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 29 to 37.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 19 to 25.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs 34 to 42.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 34 to 44.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 21 to 27.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 34 to 44.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetSome very minor flooding at scattered locations in reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
9.0 FeetVery minor lowland flooding in reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
9.5 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding throughout reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
10.0 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding throughout reach. Some rural roads near river begin to flood. Very minor flooding begins in Winnemucca with sewer backups, and lowest parts of town begin to flood (similar to 02/1986 flood).
10.5 FeetModerate lowland flooding through reach with some rural roads flooded. Minor flooding in lower parts of Winnemucca with sewer backups. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and 2nd Street beneath Interstate 80 (similar to 02/1986, 06/1995, and 05/1998 floods).
11.0 FeetModerate to major lowland flooding throughout reach. Many rural roads near river flooded. Minor to moderate flooding in lower portions of Winnemucca. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and Golconda Street on west and 2nd Street beneath Interstate 80 on the east (similar to 06/1921 and 04/1969 floods).
11.5 FeetMajor flooding throughout reach, except moderate flooding in lower portion of Winnemucca. Many rural roads near river flooded. Main area impacted is between Union Pacific railroad and Golconda Street on the west and 2nd Street on the east not including Interstate 80 (similar to 06/1983 flood).
12.0 FeetMajor flooding, including Winnemucca. All secondary roads, stretches of rail and some ranch buildings near river flood. River 2 to 4 miles wide through Humboldt County. Lower parts of Winnemucca flood between Union Paific railroad and Golconda Street on the west and 2nd Street on the east not including Interstate 80. A dozen homes and several businesses affected. Large loss of livestock in area (greater than 05/1952 flood, but not as severe as record 04/1984 flood).
12.5 FeetNear record to record flooding in Humboldt County. Most secondary roads near the river, bridges over some primary roads, long stretches of rail, and many ranch buildings flood. River 2 to 5 miles wide through Humboldt County. Winnemucca flooded between Union Pacific railroad and 2nd Street on the east. US Highway 95 bridge in Winnemucca may be affected. Many homes and businesses flood in Winnemucca. Large losses of livestock in area (similar to record 04/1984 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 Elko 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.