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HUMBOLDT RIVER - COMUS (CMSN2)
Latitude: 40.99º NLongitude: 117.32º WElevation: 4360 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver 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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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).
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ030)
Rest of Today: Breezy. Partly sunny. Scattered snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 27 to 35. Southwest winds 10 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Lows 13 to 19. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Monday: Breezy. Mostly sunny. Patchy blowing snow in the afternoon. Highs 29 to 37. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Patchy blowing snow through the night. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. South winds 10 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph increasing to 50 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Tuesday: Breezy. Not as cool. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning, then chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow through the day. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Highs 35 to 45. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight. Lows 21 to 27. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 32 to 40.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 23.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 31 to 41.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 23.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 35 to 45.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 39 to 49.
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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.