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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: Mar 23 2017 at 1:55 PM PDTNext Issuance: Mar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
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
2011*
3,660
6.82
Jun 20, 2011
 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)
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 27 to 33. West winds around 10 mph shifting to the south after midnight.

Friday: Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet in the afternoon. Highs 57 to 64. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Widespread rain showers in the evening, then numerous rain showers after midnight. Lows 32 to 38. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 50 to 59. Light winds becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 26 to 33. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers. Highs 52 to 60.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Lows 30 to 36.

Monday: Numerous rain and snow showers. Highs 48 to 57.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Lows 24 to 33.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. Scattered rain and snow showers. Highs 51 to 57 valleys and 45 to 55 mountains.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows 26 to 32.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 60.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows 26 to 32.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Highs 51 to 57 valleys and 45 to 55 mountains.
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.
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.