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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
2018*
1,080
4.25
Jun 1, 2018
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
 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: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Highs 57 to 67. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 30 to 36. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Highs 53 to 63. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Scattered rain and snow showers in the evening, then widespread snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Snow level 5000 feet in the evening. Lows 21 to 27. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning, then isolated snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 34 to 44. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 13 to 19.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 39 to 49.

Monday Night through Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 21 to 29. Highs 48 to 58.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 57 valleys and 45 to 55 mountains.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 23 to 29.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 63.
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.
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.