National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service


Latitude: 39.11º NLongitude: 119.71º WElevation: 4620 Feet
Location: Carson City County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Mar 17 2018 at 8:51 AM PDTNext Issuance: Mar 18 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 8.0 FeetFlood Stage: 10.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
May 14, 2016
Feb 9, 2015
Feb 10, 2014
Dec 3, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - May 1939 to Present)
Jan 3, 1997
Dec 24, 1955
Feb 1, 1963
1951* 15,500 11.40** Nov 22, 1950
1986* 13,200 13.16 Feb 18, 1986
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Different datum
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy freezing fog in the morning. Highs 42 to 47. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 23 to 28. Light winds.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 48 to 53. Light winds.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 27 to 32. West winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow level rising to 5500 feet. Highs 50 to 55. Light winds becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows 36 to 41.

Wednesday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs 53 to 58.

Wednesday Night: Breezy. Rain and snow likely. Lows 35 to 40.

Thursday: Breezy. Rain and snow. Highs 49 to 54.

Thursday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows 26 to 31.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Highs 42 to 47.

Friday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow and rain. Lows 23 to 28.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Highs 42 to 47.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.0 FeetFlood threat and localized overbank flow begin in lowest areas.
8.5 FeetMinimal lowland flooding through reach.
9.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding through reach in lower flood prone areas.
9.5 FeetMinor flood impacts in lower portions of reach.
10.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor to moderate flooding, several homes begin to have flood problems in Genoa, Carson Valley, Stewart, and Dayton. Minor to moderate damage to agriculture.
10.5 FeetModerate flooding through reach. Damage to roads, bridges, crops, irrigation systems, and buildings in lower areas. Transportation begins to be affected.
11.0 FeetMajor flooding. Many roads and highways flooded. Transportation becoming difficult, US Highway 395 closes. Massive bank erosion with the ability to wash away buildings, cars, and roads. River channel begins to move around laterally.
12.0 FeetExtensive flooding with major damage. Most roads in valley areas flood making transportation difficult. Massive erosion with large agricultural losses, cattle drownings.
13.5 FeetFlood disaster throughout reach. Transportation very difficult. Large number of structures affected, infrastructure damage (roads, bridges, power, and water).
15.0 FeetMajor flood disaster with widespread destruction throughout reach from Genoa to Weeks. Transportation extremely difficult.
16.0 FeetNear record flooding with massive destruction throughout reach. Most towns isolated, transporation nearly impossible.
17.0 FeetRecord flooding. All towns cut off, bridges and roads destroyed.
19.0 FeetIncredible flood with damage previously unknown from Carson Valley to Fort Churchill, including Empire and Dayton areas. USGS estimated 100 year flood.
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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 Reno 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.