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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
2023*
4,150
7.39
May 29, 2023
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
 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: Breezy, cooler. Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 54 to 62. Northwest winds 10 to 25 mph.

Tonight: Colder. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.

Tuesday: Warmer, sunny. Highs 63 to 71. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

Juneteenth: Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs 74 to 82. East winds up to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Thursday: Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 89.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the mid 50s.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 85 to 93.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 89 to 97.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows around 60.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 99.
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.