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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaBulletin Group: HumboldtRiver Group: Humboldt
Issuance Time: Feb 25 2024 at 8:25 AM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 26 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2022*
336
2.55
Jun 1, 2022
2021*
486
3.01
Jun 7, 2021
2020*
538
3.18
May 23, 2020
2019*
4,200
7.46
Jun 11, 2019
2018*
1,080
4.25
Jun 1, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1911 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ036)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph after midnight.

Monday: Very windy. Mostly sunny in the morning, then snow and chance of rain in the afternoon. Blowing snow in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Snow level 5800 feet. Highs 44 to 52. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph shifting to the west 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around 85 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Monday Night: Windy, colder. Snow in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight. Patchy blowing snow through the night. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 10 inches. Lows around 20. Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Tuesday: Colder, sunny. Highs 28 to 36. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. South winds up to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Not as cool. Mostly sunny. Highs 40 to 48.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Thursday: Not as cool. Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 57.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Scattered snow showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Friday: Breezy. Scattered snow showers and rain showers in the morning, then numerous rain showers and snow showers in the afternoon. Light snow accumulations. Highs 45 to 53. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Friday Night: Breezy. Numerous snow showers and rain showers in the evening, then numerous snow showers after midnight. Light snow accumulations. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Saturday: Numerous snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Moderate snow accumulations. Highs 33 to 41. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Lows in the lower 20s. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Sunday: Partly sunny with scattered snow showers. Highs 30 to 38. Chance of snow 50 percent.
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.