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HUMBOLDT RIVER - ELKO (HREN2)
Latitude: 40.94º NLongitude: 115.62º WElevation: 5142 Feet
Location: Elko County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Mar 04 2024 at 9:04 AM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 04 2024 at 3:00 PM PST
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 6.2 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
223
2.51
Jun 14, 2022
2021*
94
1.88
May 24, 2021
2020*
333
2.85
May 23, 2020
2019*
2,560
6.69
Jun 9, 2019
2018*
602
3.69
May 29, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1986*
7,200
7.64
Feb 19, 1986
1983*
7,100
12.18
Mar 04, 1983
1963*
7,070
12.30
Feb 13, 1962
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
5.5 FeetBankfull conditions are possible. Isolated minor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. No flooding expected in Elko.
6.2 FeetMinor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. Very minor flooding from backed-up storm drains begins in Elko, especially the parking lots on Water St between 7th and 9th Streets.
6.7 FeetMinor flooding begins in Elko. The storm drain at 1st and Water Streets starts to back up.
7.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding begins throughout the reach and minor flooding of rural roads occurs. Minor flooding occurs from backed-up storm drains in Elko along the following intersections: 1st and Water Streets, 3rd and Water Streets, the parking lots on Water Street between 7th and 9th Streets, 2nd and Douglas Streets, and 6th and Front Streets.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding occurs throughout the reach, with minor flooding in Elko caused by backed-up storm drains. Minor flooding of rural roads occurs. In Elko, flood waters continue to rise between Douglas and Water Streets on the north side of the river, and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
8.5 FeetModerate flooding occurs throughout the reach, including Elko. Some flooding and damage occurs to rural roads throughout the flood plain. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
9.0 FeetModerate to major flooding occurs throughout the reach. Significant damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor. City pumping of flooded areas begins.
10.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs throughout the reach. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko is flooded to near River Street north of the river, and to near Wilson Avenue south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements in low-lying parts of town flood. Flooded areas are pumped by the city. Elko sewage treatment plant reaches capacity.
10.7 FeetNear-record flooding. Significant damage to roads, railroads, and structures. Moderate impact occurs to transportation and communications. Livestock will be greatly impacted. Elko is flooded from near River Street north of the river to near Wilson Street south of the river. Flooding also occurs north of 12th Street including Opal Drive and southwest of A Street to near Bullion Road. River is above storm drain elevation. Elko sewage plant exceeds capacity.
11.0 FeetRecord flooding. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko are nearly flooded: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
11.5 FeetFlood disaster. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko will likely flood: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ038)
Rest of Today: Partly sunny. Isolated snow showers late in the morning. Highs 27 to 33. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Lows around 20. South winds up to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.

Tuesday: Not as cold. Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs 38 to 44. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds up to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Chance of rain in the morning, then chance of snow and rain in the afternoon. Highs 38 to 44. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs 34 to 40.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 16.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 33 to 39.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 18.

Saturday: Not as cool. Mostly sunny. Highs 42 to 48.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs 42 to 48.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Elko 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.