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HUMBOLDT RIVER - ELKO (HREN2)
Latitude: 40.94º NLongitude: 115.62º WElevation: 5142 Feet
Location: Elko County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 6.2 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2021*
94
1.88
May 24, 2021
2020*
333
2.85
May 23, 2020
2019*
2,560
6.69
Jun 9, 2019
2018*
602
3.69
May 29, 2018
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1986*
7,200
7.64
Feb 19, 1986
1983*
7,100
12.18
Mar 04, 1983
1963*
7,070
12.30
Feb 13, 1962
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ038)
Rest of Tonight: Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow early in the evening, then partly cloudy in the late evening and overnight. Lows 4 to 10. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph early in the evening.

Tuesday: Colder, sunny. Highs in the lower 20s. South winds up to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature around 13. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. Highs 31 to 37. South winds up to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 23. South winds 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 34 to 40.

Thursday Night: Snow likely. Light snow accumulations. Lows around 17. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Friday: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of snow in the morning, then sunny in the afternoon. Highs 27 to 33.

Friday Night: Colder. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 7 to 13.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 28 to 34.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows 16 to 22.

Sunday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. A 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s.

Sunday Night: Colder. Mostly cloudy. Lows 8 to 14.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s.
Impacts - E19 Information
5.5 FeetBankfull conditions are possible. Isolated minor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. No flooding expected in Elko.
6.2 FeetMinor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. Very minor flooding from backed-up storm drains begins in Elko, especially the parking lots on Water St between 7th and 9th Streets.
6.7 FeetMinor flooding begins in Elko. The storm drain at 1st and Water Streets starts to back up.
7.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding begins throughout the reach and minor flooding of rural roads occurs. Minor flooding occurs from backed-up storm drains in Elko along the following intersections: 1st and Water Streets, 3rd and Water Streets, the parking lots on Water Street between 7th and 9th Streets, 2nd and Douglas Streets, and 6th and Front Streets.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding occurs throughout the reach, with minor flooding in Elko caused by backed-up storm drains. Minor flooding of rural roads occurs. In Elko, flood waters continue to rise between Douglas and Water Streets on the north side of the river, and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
8.5 FeetModerate flooding occurs throughout the reach, including Elko. Some flooding and damage occurs to rural roads throughout the flood plain. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
9.0 FeetModerate to major flooding occurs throughout the reach. Significant damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor. City pumping of flooded areas begins.
10.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs throughout the reach. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko is flooded to near River Street north of the river, and to near Wilson Avenue south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements in low-lying parts of town flood. Flooded areas are pumped by the city. Elko sewage treatment plant reaches capacity.
10.7 FeetNear-record flooding. Significant damage to roads, railroads, and structures. Moderate impact occurs to transportation and communications. Livestock will be greatly impacted. Elko is flooded from near River Street north of the river to near Wilson Street south of the river. Flooding also occurs north of 12th Street including Opal Drive and southwest of A Street to near Bullion Road. River is above storm drain elevation. Elko sewage plant exceeds capacity.
11.0 FeetRecord flooding. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko are nearly flooded: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
11.5 FeetFlood disaster. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko will likely flood: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
Product Disclaimer

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.