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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: Apr 23 2017 at 8:33 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
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
2011*
2,080
10.14
Jul 1, 2011
 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)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers after midnight. Snow level at or above 6000 feet after midnight. Lows 27 to 37. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Monday: Breezy. Valleys, numerous rain showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mountains, widespread rain and snow showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Snow level at or above 6000 feet in the morning. Highs 50 to 60. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 40 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Windy. Scattered rain showers through the night. Scattered snow showers after midnight. Snow level at or above 6000 feet after midnight. Lows 22 to 32. West winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level at or above 6000 feet in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 60. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Cloudy. Scattered rain showers through the night. Scattered snow showers after midnight. Lows 30 to 40 valleys and 24 to 34 mountains. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.

Wednesday: Numerous rain and snow showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 60.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Lows 26 to 36 valleys and 20 to 30 mountains.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs 49 to 59.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows 23 to 33 valleys and 17 to 27 mountains.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Isolated snow showers. Highs 45 to 55.

Friday Night through Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 23 to 33. Highs 50 to 60.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 71 valleys and 58 to 68 mountains.
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.