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WEST FORK CARSON RIVER - WOODFORDS (WOOC1)
Latitude: 38.77º NLongitude: 119.83º WElevation: 5755 Feet
Location: Alpine County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Mar 30 2017 at 7:22 AM PDTNext Issuance: Mar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
Monitor Stage: 13.0 FeetFlood Stage: 14.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015
547
12.43
Feb 9, 2015
2014
262
11.56
Apr 20, 2014
2013
464
12.21
Dec 2, 2012
2012
644
12.81
Apr 26, 2012
2011
883
13.35
Jun 29, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1938 to Present)
1997
8,100
15.36
Jan 01, 1997
1963
4,890
9.00
Feb 01, 1963
1956
4,810
8.86
Dec 23, 1955
1938
3,500
8.00
Dec 11, 1937
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Today: Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Highs 38 to 43. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Ridge gusts up to 95 mph decreasing to 60 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 19 to 29. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 80 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 44 to 54. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 95 mph decreasing to 80 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows 19 to 29. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 51 to 61. East winds up to 10 mph. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 23 to 33.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 53 to 63.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows 23 to 33.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 43 to 53.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 18 to 28. Highs 46 to 56.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 23 to 33.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 48 to 58.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetNo flooding occurs. However, residents along the West Fork Carson River should be prepared for flooding if there are additional rises due to snowmelt and/or rainfall runoff. USGS 2 year flood.
13.5 FeetVery minor flooding of lowest areas along the West Fork Carson River. However, residents along the river should be prepared for flooding if there are additional rises due to additional snowmelt and/or rainfall runoff. USGS 3 year flood.
14.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor flooding begins in the southwestern Carson Valley between Centerville and Genoa. USGS 10 year flood.
14.5 FeetModerate flooding in southwest Carson Valley between Centerville and Genoa, with some damage to homes and businesses. Many local roads flooded in this area. Minor flooding in Alpine County near Woodfords and Paynesville. USGS 25 year flood.
15.0 FeetMajor flooding. Substantial damage to homes, businesses, schools, and property in the south Carson Valley from Centerville to Genoa. Many local roads flood, some include Centerville, Mottsville, and Muller Lanes. Interruption of power, communications, and water systems. Moderate to major flooding in Alpine County near Woodfords and Paynesville. Highways 89 and 88 (CA), and 88 (NV) flood. USGS 70 year flood.
15.5 FeetDisastrous, record flooding along entire reach of West Fork Carson River in both Alpine and Douglas Counties. Extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, bridges, and water systems. Communications, power, and transportation systems severely disrupted. Many highways, roads, and bridges impassable. Exceeds record flood of 01/02/1997 and greater than USGS 100 year flood.
16.0 FeetDisastrous flooding previously unknown on entire reach of West Fork Carson River in southwest Douglas and eastern Alpine Counties. Extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, bridges, and water systems. Power, communications, and transportation systems severly affected. Most highways and bridges flooded or washed out. Exceeds record 01/01/1997 flood by over a half foot and nearly 1 foot higher than USGS 100 year 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 Reno 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.