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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: Sep 17 2021 at 7:36 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 18 2021 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
2020*
333
2.85
May 23, 2020
2019*
2,560
6.69
Jun 9, 2019
2018*
602
3.69
May 29, 2018
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
2016*
1,140
4.82
May 22, 2016
 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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ038)
Today: Sunny, haze. Highs 84 to 90 valleys and 78 to 86 mountains. Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Haze in the evening. Lows 43 to 50. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Haze in the afternoon. Highs 79 to 85 valleys and 72 to 81 mountains. South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Haze in the evening. Lows 41 to 48. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Breezy. Isolated rain showers through the day. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 70 valleys and 57 to 66 mountains. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows 26 to 34 valleys and 32 to 38 mountains.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 68 valleys and 56 to 64 mountains.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Clear. Lows 25 to 32 valleys and 32 to 38 mountains. Highs 71 to 77.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows 30 to 39 valleys and 40 to 46 mountains. Highs 78 to 84 valleys and 72 to 80 mountains.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 42 valleys and 42 to 48 mountains.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 81 valleys and 69 to 77 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.