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HUMBOLDT RIVER - COMUS (CMSN2)
Latitude: 40.99º NLongitude: 117.32º WElevation: 4360 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Jan 18 2018 at 7:48 AM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 18 2018 at 3:00 PM PST
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
2016*
1,180
7.95
May 27, 2016
2015*
476
4.86
Jun 17, 2015
2014*
349
4.24
Jun 8, 2014
2013*
207
3.53
Mar 28, 2013
2012*
363
4.34
Mar 28, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - April 1895** to Present)
1984*
9,900
12.25
Apr 24, 1984
1952*
5,860
11.52
May 6, 1952
1983*
5,210
11.76
Jun 14, 1983
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ030)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Windy. Mountains, slight chance of rain in the morning. Chance of rain in the afternoon. Valleys, slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 56 to 65 valleys and 50 to 60 mountains. South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 50 mph.

Tonight: Rain and snow. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches valleys and 1 to 3 inches mountains. Snow level at or above 6000 feet in the evening. Lows 21 to 31. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.

Friday: Cloudy. Valleys, numerous snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Mountains, widespread snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs 37 to 44 valleys and 31 to 41 mountains. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Isolated snow showers. Lows 16 to 23. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Isolated snow showers. Highs 32 to 42. West winds around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 19 to 25.

Sunday: Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 36 to 46.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 24 to 30. Highs 37 to 47.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows 21 to 27.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs 39 to 48.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows 21 to 27.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 40 to 49.
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 sever backups. Main area impacted is between Union Pacifi 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).
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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.