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HUMBOLDT RIVER - ELKO (HREN2)
Latitude: 40.94º NLongitude: 115.62º WElevation: 5142 Feet
Location: Elko County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver 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
2023*
2,510
6.63
May 27, 2023
2022*
223
2.51
Jun 14, 2022
2021*
94
1.88
May 24, 2021
2020*
333
2.85
May 23, 2020
2019*
2,560
6.69
Jun 9, 2019
 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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Impacts - E19 Information
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 Blvd., 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located withing the floodplain are likely impacted.
11.0 FeetRecord Streamflow, major to record 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 Blvd., 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
10.7 FeetNear Record Streamflow. Major damage to roads, railroads and structures. Moderate impact occurs to transportation and communication. Livestock will be greatly impacted. Elko will flood from near River Street north of the river to near Wilson Ave. and Bullion Road south of the river. Flooding also occurs north of 12th Street including Opal Drive. River is above storm drain elevation.
10.0 FeetMajor Flood Stage - major 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 to near Wilson Ave south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Ave. to 12th Street. Basements in low-lying parts of town will flood. Flooded areas are pumped by the city.
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 and Lyon Ave. to 12th Steet. Basements will be impacted along this corridor. City pumping of flooded areas begins.
8.5 FeetModerate flooding occurs throughout the reach, including in Elko. Some flooding and damage occurs to rural roads throughout the floodplain. 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 Ave to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this corridor.
8.0 FeetModerate Flood Stage - Moderate lowland flooding occurs throughout the reach, with minor to moderate 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 and Lyon ave to 12th Street. Basements may be impacted along this corridor.
7.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding begins throughout the reach and minor flooding of rural roads occurs. In Elko, minor flooding occurs in the parking lots on Water Street between 7th and 9th Streets and from backed-up storm drains at the following intersections: 1st and Water Streets, 3rd and Water Streets, 2nd and Douglas Streets, and 6th and Front Streets.
6.7 FeetMinor flooding begins in Elko. The storm drain at 1st and Water Streets starts to back up.
6.2 FeetMinor Flood Stage - Minor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. Very minor flooding from backed up storm drains begins in Elko, especially in the parking lots on Water Street between 7th and 9th Streets.
5.5 FeetAction Stage - Near bankfull conditions. Isolated minor lowland flooding possible upstream and downstream of Elko. No flooding execpected in Elko.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ038)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds up to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 84 to 90. West winds up to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 61. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 88 to 94. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 58 to 64. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 97.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 59 to 65.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 91 to 97.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 59 to 65.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 97.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 59 to 65.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 97.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 60 to 66.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 92 to 98.
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.