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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: Nov 13 2019 at 1:39 PM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 14 2019 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
2018*
5,850
14.21
Apr 7, 2018
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
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Discontinuous 1890 to Present)
1997*
20,300
13.00***
Jan 2, 1997
1956*
17,600
11.88***
Dec 23, 1955
1963*
13,400
10.45***
Feb 1, 1963
1951*
12,100
9.66***
Nov 21, 1950
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Prior to May 1939, several gage locations and datums within 2 miles of present location.
 *** May 1939 to July 2001, gage location 300 ft downstream. Datum change with the difference +2.57 ft needing to be applied to all data in time range to convert to current datum.
 **** July 2001 to January 2012, gage location 900 feet downstream with the same datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 70. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 33 to 43. Light winds.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 63 to 68. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 31 to 41. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 60 to 65. Light winds.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows 26 to 36.

Saturday through Sunday Night: Clear. Highs 61 to 66. Lows 28 to 38.

Monday and Monday Night: Clear. Highs 64 to 69. Lows 27 to 37.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 61.
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.