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HUMBOLDT RIVER - ELKO (HREN2)
Latitude: 40.94º NLongitude: 115.62º WElevation: 5142 Feet
Location: Elko County in NevadaRiver Group: Humboldt
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 6.2 Feet


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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2021*
94
1.88
May 24, 2021
2020*
333
2.85
May 23, 2020
2019*
2,560
6.69
Jun 9, 2019
2018*
602
3.69
May 29, 2018
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1986*
7,200
7.64
Feb 19, 1986
1983*
7,100
12.18
Mar 04, 1983
1963*
7,070
12.30
Feb 13, 1962
2017*
6,670
10.67
Feb 10, 2017
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ038)
Today: Partly sunny. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 84 to 90 valleys and 78 to 85 mountains. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts around 35 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 46 to 52. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Highs 75 to 82 valleys and 69 to 77 mountains. Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 40 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Cloudy. Lows 44 to 50. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Windy. Isolated rain showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 66 to 72 valleys and 60 to 68 mountains. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to west 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms through the night. Lows 32 to 38.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Breezy. Scattered rain and snow showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 57.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers. Lows 27 to 33.

Memorial Day: Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers, snow showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 49 to 56.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers through the night. Isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows 29 to 35.

Tuesday: Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Isolated rain showers through the day. Highs 56 to 64.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 32 to 38.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 69 to 75 valleys and 63 to 70 mountains.
Impacts - E19 Information
5.5 FeetBankfull conditions are possible. Isolated minor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. No flooding expected in Elko.
6.2 FeetMinor lowland flooding occurs upstream and downstream of Elko. Very minor flooding from backed-up storm drains begins in Elko, especially the parking lots on Water St between 7th and 9th Streets.
6.7 FeetMinor flooding begins in Elko. The storm drain at 1st and Water Streets starts to back up.
7.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding begins throughout the reach and minor flooding of rural roads occurs. Minor flooding occurs from backed-up storm drains in Elko along the following intersections: 1st and Water Streets, 3rd and Water Streets, the parking lots on Water Street between 7th and 9th Streets, 2nd and Douglas Streets, and 6th and Front Streets.
8.0 FeetModerate lowland flooding occurs throughout the reach, with minor flooding in Elko caused by backed-up storm drains. Minor flooding of rural roads occurs. In Elko, flood waters continue to rise between Douglas and Water Streets on the north side of the river, and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
8.5 FeetModerate flooding occurs throughout the reach, including Elko. Some flooding and damage occurs to rural roads throughout the flood plain. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor.
9.0 FeetModerate to major flooding occurs throughout the reach. Significant damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko flooding occurs between Douglas and Water Streets north of the river and to Front Street south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements will be impacted along this cooridor. City pumping of flooded areas begins.
10.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs throughout the reach. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and structures. Livestock are impacted. Elko is flooded to near River Street north of the river, and to near Wilson Avenue south of the river between 1st and 9th Streets, as well as from 9th Street and Lyon Avenue to 12th Street. Basements in low-lying parts of town flood. Flooded areas are pumped by the city. Elko sewage treatment plant reaches capacity.
10.7 FeetNear-record flooding. Significant damage to roads, railroads, and structures. Moderate impact occurs to transportation and communications. Livestock will be greatly impacted. Elko is flooded from near River Street north of the river to near Wilson Street south of the river. Flooding also occurs north of 12th Street including Opal Drive and southwest of A Street to near Bullion Road. River is above storm drain elevation. Elko sewage plant exceeds capacity.
11.0 FeetRecord flooding. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko are nearly flooded: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
11.5 FeetFlood disaster. Major damage occurs to roads, railroads, and agriculture, including livestock drownings. Major impact occurs to transportation and communications. Approaches to all three bridges in Elko will likely flood: Errecart Boulevard, 5th Street, and 12th Street. Homes located within the floodplain could be impacted.
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.