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EAST FORK CARSON RIVER - GARDNERVILLE (GRDN2)
Latitude: 38.85º NLongitude: 119.70º WElevation: 4988 Feet
Location: Douglas County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: May 25 2019 at 9:07 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM 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
2017
9,770
13.13
Jan 8, 2017
2016
1,880
11.16
May 14, 2016
2015
1,400
10.65
Feb 9, 2015
2014
901
10.24
Apr 20, 2014
2013
2,420
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Dec 2, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - May 1939 to Present)
1997
20,300
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Jan 2, 1997
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Showers in the morning, then showers likely with possible snow showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 53 to 58. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Lows 39 to 44. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 64. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 37 to 47. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 40 to 50.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 68 to 73.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 42 to 52.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 69 to 74. Lows 42 to 52.

Friday and Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs 71 to 76. Lows 43 to 53.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 73 to 78.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetMonitor stage. Near Bank full, no flooding occurring. Residents along the river should prepare for flooding if additional rises due to snowmelt and/or rainfall runoff occur. Flood prone areas include Washoe Tribe Reservation, Carson Valley Country Club, Glenwood Dr, Riverview Dr, Centerville Rd, NV Highway 88, Westwood Village, Rocky Slough, Dresslerville Rd, Waterloo and Mottsville Lanes.
13.5 FeetLowest portions of Carson Valley begin to have flood threat. The most flood prone areas include the Washoe Tribe Reservation, Carson Valley Country Club, Glenwood Drive, Riverview Drive, Centerville Road, NV Hwy 88, Westwood Village, Rocky Slough, Dresslerville Road, Waterloo and Mottsville Lanes.
14.0 FeetFlood Stage. Minor lowland flooding in Carson Valley. Low-lying roads, bridges, and drainage structures begin to sustain minor damage. Cottonwood Slough begins to flood Lampe Park. Flood prone areas include Washoe Tribe Reservation, Carson Valley Country Club, Glenwood Dr, Riverview Dr., Centerville Ln., NV Highway 88, Westwood Village, Rocky Slough, Waterloo and Mottsville Lanes. Possible impacts to south bound Highway 395 lanes north of Stephanie Way.
14.5 FeetMinor flooding in Carson Valley with some outbuildings, roads, and bridges in lower portions of Minden, Gardnerville, Centerville, Washoe Tribe Reservation and Genoa flooded. Highway 395 lane closures north of Stephanie Way possible.
15.0 FeetMinor flooding in Carson Valley with some mobile home communities, outbuildings, many roads, and bridges in lower portions of Minden, Gardnerville, Centerville, Washoe Tribe Reservation and Genoa flooded. Lane closures on Highway 395 north of Stephanie Way likely. Similar level to 2/2017 flood.
15.5 FeetModerate flood damage in Carson Valley area. Flooding starts to impact homes, businesses, schools, transportation, communication, and water and power systems. Closure of Highway 395 north of Stephanie Way likely.
16.0 FeetModerate flood damage in Carson Valley. Some homes, business, schools, roads, and bridges in lower portions of Minden, Gardnerville, Centerville, Genoa, and Washoe Tribe Reservation flood. Moderate flood impacts to transportation, communication, and water and power systems. Highway 395 closure north of Stephanie Way likely. Flood level similar to January 2017 event.
16.5 FeetMajor flooding in Carson Valley with significant damage. East Fork of Carson River feeds Rocky, Cottonwood, Martin, and Henninson Sloughs, which flood low portions of Minden/Gardnerville near downtown causing damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Transportation, including prolonged impacts to Highway 395 north of Stephanie Way, communication, and water and power systems significantly affected.
17.0 FeetMajor flooding in Carson valley with significant damage. The East Fork of the Carson River feeds Rocky, Cottonwood, Martin, and Henningson Sloughs which flood portions of Minden/Gardnerville near downtown, causing damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Major effects to transportation, communication, and water and power systems.
17.5 FeetMajor flooding in Carson valley with significant damage. The East Fork of the Carson River feeds Rocky, Cottonwood, Martin, and Henningson Sloughs which flood portions of Minden/Gardnerville downtown areas, causing damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Major effects to transportation, communication, water and power systems.
18.0 FeetWidespread flood damage in Carson Valley. Extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Transportation, communications, water and power severely affected. Massive bank and channel erosion capable of sweeping away buildings, roads, and vehicles.
18.5 FeetWidespread flood damage in Carson Valley. Extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Transportation, communications, water and power severely affected. Potential for major bank and channel erosion capable of sweeping away buildings, roads, and vehicles.
19.0 FeetWidespread flood damage in Carson Valley. Extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Transportation, communications, water and power severely affected. Massive bank and channel erosion capable of sweeping away buildings, roads, and vehicles.
19.5 FeetNear Record Flooding. All roads in and out of Carson Valley flooded. Extensive damage to homes businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Transportation, communications, water and power severely affected. Massive bank and channel erosion capable of sweeping away buildings, roads, and vehicles. Roughly similar to January 1997 event.
20.0 FeetRecord Flooding. All roads in and out of Carson Valley flooded. Large portion of Carson Valley under water. Extensive damage to homes businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Transportation, communications, water and power severely affected. Massive bank and channel erosion capable of sweeping away buildings, roads, and vehicles. Similar to, or in excess of, January 1997 event.
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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.