An intense summer convectiver storm hit the east side of Carson Valley on July 22, and resulted in flash flooding down several alluvial fan drainages in the Johnson Lane area and Buckeye Wash. Indirect peak flow measurements (where estimates for the flow are determined using post-flood field evidence) at Johnson Wash were estimated at 1,400 cubic feet per second.
Type of event: Summer convective storm
Summer convective storm occurred on July 22, 1994. To date the only recorded precipitation amounts are from the Fish Springs gage (located on the east side of Carson Valley) with 0.37 inches reported and 0.38 inches reported by a Johnson Lane observer. The thunder storm cells were very localized; therefore, the measured precipitation data may under represent the total storm amounts for the Johnson Wash flood.
No published reference located. Fish Spring precipitation gage maintained by the Bureau of Land Management.
To view hydrologic data, select a gaging station from the list below:
|1030909087||Johnson Wash at Fremont Drive near Minden, NV|
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