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Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Monitor Stage: 6.0 FeetFlood Stage: 7.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Jun 7, 2021
May 23, 2020
Jun 11, 2019
Jun 1, 2018
Feb 12, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
May 18, 1984
Mar 06, 1983
Feb 12, 1962
Apr 08, 2006
May 02, 1952
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain, snow and slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning, then mostly cloudy with rain likely with possible snow and thunderstorms in the morning. Mostly sunny in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Snow level 4900 feet. Highs 38 to 46. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the west 10 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Tonight: Colder. Mostly clear. Lows 22 to 28. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Tuesday: Breezy. Snow likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Highs 37 to 45. East winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Tuesday Night: Snow and rain in the evening, then snow likely after midnight. Moderate snow accumulations. Lows 27 to 33. East winds 15 to 20 mph shifting to the south 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Wednesday: Snow likely. Light snow accumulations. Highs 34 to 42. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 38 to 46.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Friday: Snow likely in the morning, then chance of snow in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Highs 33 to 41. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 29 to 37.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 18.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 33 to 41.
Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding begins.
7.5 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.5 FeetSignificant lowland flooding with minor damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Some damage to low-lying structures. A few rural roads flood (similar to 06/1995 flood).
9.0 FeetSignificant to major lowland flooding with moderate damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Moderate damage to low-lying structures, rural roads, and bridge. Ranch buildings and livestock affected. Erosion decrades ranch/farm land (similar to 01/1943, 05,1952, and 02/1986 floods).
9.5 FeetMajor lowland flooding with significant damage to roads, railroads, and buildings along the river from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Lower portions of Carlin and Beowawe flood. Significant agricultural losses (livestock, irrigation structures, and erosion). USGS 25 year flood (similar to 02/1962 and 03/1983 floods).
10.0 FeetMajor flood damage. Extensive damage to railroads, roads, bridges, buildings, irrigation structures, and ranch land. Heavy livestock losses. Total loss probably over $10 Million in reach. Many road closures in area (similar to 05/1984 flood - record since 1910).
10.5 FeetDisastrous flooding. Extensive damage throughout reach. Exceeds modern (05/1984) flood. USGS 50 year flood.
12.0 FeetCatastrophic flooding. USGS estimated 100 year flood.
17.0 FeetRecord flood with widespread catastrophic damage. Like largest known flood (02/1910). Catastrophic damage to roads, bridges, railroads, and buildings. River becomes a large lake 4 to 5 miles wide from Beowawe to Battle Mountain. Transportation nearly impossible. Communications out to many areas.
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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.