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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka 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: 6.0 FeetFlood Stage: 7.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
7,170
9.69
Feb 12, 2017
2016*
1,820
5.12
Jun 10, 2016
2015*
885
3.90
Jun 13, 2015
2014*
611
3.37
Jun 2, 2014
2013*
252
2.25
Mar 17, 2013
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present)
1984*
7,870
10.08
May 18, 1984
1983*
7,240
9.75
Mar 06, 1983
1962*
6,610
10.00
Feb 12, 1962
2006*
6,330
9.08
Apr 08, 2006
1952*
6,050
9.53
May 02, 1952
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Today: Numerous rain showers in the morning, then widespread rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 57 to 63 valleys and 51 to 61 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. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Memorial Day: Numerous rain showers in the morning, then widespread rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 52 to 60. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight. Lows 36 to 44. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy. Chance of rain in the morning, then numerous rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 61 to 67 valleys and 55 to 65 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 44. Highs 65 to 71 valleys and 59 to 69 mountains.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 39 to 45.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 67 to 73 valleys and 61 to 71 mountains.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows 40 to 46.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 68 to 74 valleys and 62 to 72 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 41 to 47. Highs 71 to 77 valleys and 65 to 75 mountains.
Impacts - E19 Information
7.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding begins.
7.5 FeetMinor to moderate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding from Carlin to Battle Mountain.
8.5 FeetSignificant lowland flooding with minor damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Some damage to low-lying structures. A few rural roads flood (similar to 06/1995 flood).
9.0 FeetSignificant to major lowland flooding with moderate damage from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Moderate damage to low-lying structures, rural roads, and bridge. Ranch buildings and livestock affected. Erosion decrades ranch/farm land (similar to 01/1943, 05,1952, and 02/1986 floods).
9.5 FeetMajor lowland flooding with significant damage to roads, railroads, and buildings along the river from Carlin to Battle Mountain. Lower portions of Carlin and Beowawe flood. Significant agricultural losses (livestock, irrigation structures, and erosion). USGS 25 year flood (similar to 02/1962 and 03/1983 floods).
10.0 FeetMajor flood damage. Extensive damage to railroads, roads, bridges, buildings, irrigation structures, and ranch land. Heavy livestock losses. Total loss probably over $10 Million in reach. Many road closures in area (similar to 05/1984 flood - record since 1910).
10.5 FeetDisastrous flooding. Extensive damage throughout reach. Exceeds modern (05/1984) flood. USGS 50 year flood.
12.0 FeetCatastrophic flooding. USGS estimated 100 year flood.
17.0 FeetRecord flood with widespread catastrophic damage. Like largest known flood (02/1910). Catastrophic damage to roads, bridges, railroads, and buildings. River becomes a large lake 4 to 5 miles wide from Beowawe to Battle Mountain. Transportation nearly impossible. Communications out to many areas.
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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 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.