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HUMBOLDT RIVER - ELKO (HREN2)
Latitude: 40.94º NLongitude: 115.62º WElevation: 5142 Feet
Location: Elko County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: May 25 2019 at 9:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
2016*
1,140
4.82
May 22, 2016
2015*
540
3.84
Jun 12, 2015
2014*
283
3.21
Jun 6, 2014
2013*
96
2.11
Mar 17, 2013
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1944 to Present)
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ038)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the morning, then numerous rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 55 to 61 valleys and 49 to 57 mountains. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Scattered rain showers through the night. Lows 32 to 39. South winds around 10 mph and gusty in the evening becoming light.

Memorial Day: Numerous rain showers in the morning, then widespread rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 56. Light winds becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Cloudy. Widespread rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight. Lows 38 to 44. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy. Chance of rain in the morning, then numerous rain showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 58 to 66 valleys and 51 to 60 mountains. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Lows 37 to 43. Highs 62 to 70 valleys and 55 to 64 mountains.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 38 to 44.

Thursday: Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 63 to 71 valleys and 57 to 65 mountains.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 39 to 45. Highs 64 to 72 valleys and 58 to 66 mountains.

Friday Night and Saturday: Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Lows 39 to 45. Highs 67 to 75 valleys and 60 to 69 mountains.
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.
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.