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HUMBOLDT RIVER - BATTLE MOUNTAIN (HBMN2)
Latitude: 40.67º NLongitude: 116.93º WElevation: 4500 Feet
Location: Lander 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
2023*
3,820
10.66
Jun 1, 2023
2022*
212
4.69
Jun 2, 2022
2021*
370
5.33
Jun 8, 2021
2020*
831
6.73
May 26, 2020
2019*
3,950
10.72
Jun 5, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Feb 1991 to Present)*** - Ranked by Flow
2006*
8,880
11.30
Apr 11, 2006
2017*
6,030
11.32
Feb 15, 2017
1952*
5,800****
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May 3, 1952
1980*
5,460
9.87
Jun 10, 1980
1962*
4,600
9.66
Feb 17, 1962
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Discharge estimated
 *** Most recent continuous record back to Feb 1991 with segmented periods back to May 1896
 **** Discharge is a maximum daily average
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Rest of Today: Partly sunny with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Near steady temperature in the lower 90s. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 63 to 69. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 91 to 99. South winds up to 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 64 to 70. Northwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.

Tuesday: Sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 92 to 100. Southeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of showers 40 percent.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 65 to 71.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 92 to 100. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers in the evening, then scattered rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Thursday: Sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 87 to 95. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows 60 to 66. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 93.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 57 to 63.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 83 to 91.
Impacts - E19 Information
14.5 FeetExtensive near record to record flooding throughout the reach. Most roads and some sections of rail and possibly sections of Interstate 80 are under water. Extensive transportation impacts occur as does major flooding of residences near the river. Much of Battle Mountain is flooded. Major livestock and crop losses are possible. This is similar to the flood of April 1984.
14.0 FeetExtensive near record flooding throughout the reach. Most rural roads and some sections of rail near the river are flooded. Parts of Interstate 80 begin to flood. Major transportation impacts occur. Significant flooding of residences, businesses and buildings near the river. Many more are cut off. Much of Battle Mountain, especially northeast of the railroad are flooded. Major livestock losses are possible.
13.5 FeetExtensive flooding throughout the reach. Most rural roads and some rail sections near the river are under water. Major transportation impacts, and major flooding of basements and yards near the river occurs. Many ranch homes are cut off. Many outbuildings near the river flood. Major livestock losses are possible. Much of Battle Mountain northeast of the railroad and some areas southeast are flooded.
13.0 FeetExtensive flooding occurs throughout the reach with major transportation impacts. Most rural roads and some isolated sections of rail near the river flood. Flooding of basements and yards of residences near river. Many ranch homes become inaccessible. Some ranch buildings near the river flood. Significant livestock losses are possible. Battle Mountain northeast of the railroad, and fairgrounds are most impacted. Some impacts occur southeast of railroad.
12.5 FeetExtensive flooding throughout the reach. Most rural roads near the river are under water with significant transportation impacts. Significant flooding of basements and yards of residences near the river. Several ranch homes, especially north of the river become inaccessible and residents need to leave. Some ranch buildings near the river flood. Battle Mountain northeast of the railroad, near the animal shelter and fairgrounds are most impacted.
12.0 FeetMajor flooding throughout the reach. Most rural roads near the river flood with significant transportation impacts. A few basements/yards of residences near the river flood. Some lower ranch homes north of the river become inaccessible and residents need to leave. Livestock will be stranded/mired if not moved to high ground. Battle Mountain northeast of the railroad, near the animal shelter and fairgrounds are most impacted. Similar to the floods of February 1962, June 1963 and May 2005.
11.5 FeetMajor Flood Stage. Major lowland flooding throughout the reach. Most rural roads near river are under water. A few basements/yards of residences near the river begin to flood. Lowest ranch homes north of the river become inaccessible and some residents need to leave. Significant livestock stranding/miring if not moved to high ground. Battle Mountain northeast of the railroad, near the animal shelter and fairgrounds are impacted. Similar to floods of February 1962, June 1963 and May 2005.
11.0 FeetModerate to major lowland flooding occurs throughout the reach. Many rural roads are flooded and some basements of homes near the river begin to flood in the Beowawe and Battle Mountain areas. Livestock stranding and miring can be significant. Similar to the floods of June 1995 and February 2017.
10.5 FeetModerate Flood Stage. Moderate lowland flooding throughout the reach with a number of rural roads impassable. No homes or basements flooded. Livestock stranding and miring begins to be a problem. Similar to the flood of 2019.
10.0 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding throughout the reach. Some rural roads near the river are flooded.
9.5 FeetMinor Flood Stage. Minor lowland flooding throughout the reach. A few rural roads begin to flood.
9.0 FeetLocalized minor lowland flooding along the reach.
8.5 FeetMonitoring Stage. Some very minor flooding occurs at scattered locations along the reach.
8.0 FeetNo flooding occurs in the reach.
7.5 FeetNo flooding occurs in the reach.
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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.