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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
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: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming clear. Lows 33 to 43. Light winds.

Memorial Day: Sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 67 to 77. Light winds becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 35 to 45. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 67 to 77. Light winds becoming southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 40 to 50. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Ridge gusts up to 50 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 57 to 67.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 43.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Clear. Highs 65 to 75. Lows 33 to 43.

Friday through Sunday: Clear. Highs 68 to 78. Lows 34 to 44.
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.