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Latitude: 39.11º NLongitude: 119.71º WElevation: 4620 Feet
Location: Carson City County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
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)
Rest of Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 22. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph decreasing to up to 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 50. Southwest winds up to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow after midnight. Lows 25 to 30. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.

Monday: Snow likely. Highs 32 to 37. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 12 to 17. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 32 to 37.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 22.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 41 to 46.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Lows 25 to 30.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Breezy. Snow and rain likely. Highs 46 to 51. Lows 27 to 32.

Friday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs 35 to 40.

Friday Night and Saturday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 22 to 27. Highs 37 to 42.
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.