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CARSON RIVER - CARSON CITY (STWN2)
Latitude: 39.11º NLongitude: 119.71º WElevation: 4620 Feet
Location: Carson City County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Monitor Stage: 8.0 FeetFlood Stage: 10.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016*
1,700
5.00
May 14, 2016
2015*
1,290
4.39
Feb 9, 2015
2014*
904
3.93
Feb 10, 2014
2013*
1,430
4.59
Dec 3, 2012
2012*
1,470
4.49
Apr 27, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - May 1939 to Present)
1997*
30,500
18.43
Jan 3, 1997
1956*
30,000
15.00**
Dec 24, 1955
1963*
21,900
13.11**
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
** Different datum
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Isolated snow showers. Highs 30 to 35. North winds around 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 20. Light winds.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 40 to 45. Southwest winds up to 10 mph increasing to west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 18 to 23. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 43 to 48. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows 25 to 30.

Monday: Snow likely. Highs 37 to 42.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 17 to 22.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 32 to 37.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Lows 17 to 22.

Wednesday through Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 36 to 41. Lows 23 to 28.
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.
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 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.