Carson River Basin
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). 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..
Selected Streamflow Peaks
|Peak (cubic feet per second)
|Carson River near Empire, Nev.
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