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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: Feb 24 2017 at 1:40 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
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)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Lows 9 to 19. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph increasing to 70 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 25 to 30. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the morning becoming light. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the evening, then slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 12 to 22. Light winds.

Sunday: Cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 27 to 32. Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 50 mph increasing to 75 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Snow showers. Lows 15 to 25. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Ridge gusts up to 95 mph.

Monday: Snow showers likely. Highs 26 to 36.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 6 to 16.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 30 to 40.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 9 to 19.

Wednesday through Thursday: Clear. Highs 38 to 48. Lows 9 to 19.

Thursday Night and Friday: Clear. Lows 18 to 28. Highs 42 to 52.
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.