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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Dec 15 2017 at 7:39 AM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 15 2017 at 3:00 PM PST
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
2016*
1,820
5.12
Jun 10, 2016
2015*
885
3.90
Jun 13, 2015
2014*
611
3.37
Jun 2, 2014
2013*
252
2.25
Mar 17, 2013
2012*
459
2.92
Mar 26, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present)
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 42 to 51. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Lows 18 to 24. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Isolated snow showers in the morning. Highs 31 to 41. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 6 to 13. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 31 to 38. Light winds.

Sunday Night through Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 12 to 22. Highs 34 to 44.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 51.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 20 to 27.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 37 to 47.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows 12 to 20.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 29 to 38.
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.