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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver 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)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
336
2.55
Jun 1, 2022
2021*
486
3.01
Jun 7, 2021
2020*
538
3.18
May 23, 2020
2019*
4,200
7.46
Jun 11, 2019
2018*
1,080
4.25
Jun 1, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1984*
7,870
10.08
May 18, 1984
1983*
7,240
9.75
Mar 06, 1983
1962*
6,610
10.00
Feb 12, 1962
2006*
6,330
9.08
Apr 08, 2006
1952*
6,050
9.53
May 02, 1952
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Very windy. Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the afternoon. Highs 43 to 51. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph shifting to the west 25 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph.

Tonight: Windy, colder. Snow in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Patchy blowing snow after midnight. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the evening. Snow accumulation up to 5 inches. Lows around 20. Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Tuesday: Sunny. Scattered flurries in the morning. Highs 31 to 39. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. South winds up to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Not as cool. Mostly sunny. Scattered sprinkles in the afternoon. Highs 42 to 50. South winds up to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Not as cold. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Thursday: Not as cool. Mostly sunny. Scattered sprinkles. Highs 51 to 59.

Thursday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Scattered sprinkles through the night. Scattered flurries after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.

Friday: Breezy. Chance of rain and snow in the morning, then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Highs 45 to 53. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Friday Night: Rain and snow likely in the evening, then snow likely after midnight. Moderate snow accumulations. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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

Saturday Night: Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows around 19.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 28 to 36.
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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.