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HUMBOLDT RIVER - PALISADE (PALN2)
Latitude: 40.61º NLongitude: 116.20º WElevation: 4826 Feet
Location: Eureka County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
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
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
2012*
459
2.92
Mar 26, 2012
 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)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the evening, then slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Lows 7 to 13. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Highs 31 to 38. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers through the night. Lows 18 to 24. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday: Snow showers likely. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches. Highs 30 to 37. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 4 to 10. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 26 to 33.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 4 to 10.

Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 30 to 37.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows 16 to 22. Highs 32 to 42.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 19 to 25. Highs 35 to 44.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 14 to 20.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Chance of snow showers. Highs 33 to 40.
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.