Flooding along the Carson River resulted from a warm storm that brought heavy rain to the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada on February 21 and continued until February 24. The local newspaper described the Carson River from Carson Valley to below Dayton as being bank-full, with the meadowlands next to it under water. Some damage occurred to the road between Dayton and Silver City, the high water at Empire forced the closure of a new plaster mill, and the Virginia & Truckee (V&T) Railroad tracks were damaged.
Type of event: rain-on-snow
A warm storm brought heavy rain to the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada on February 21, 1904, and continued until February 24 (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1973).
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1973, Water and related Land Resources, Central Lahontan Basin, Carson River Subbasin, Nevada and California: Flood Chronology, Lower Half, Carson River Subbasin 1861-1976, U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Minden, NV.
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