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Nevada Flood Chronology


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Toby Welborn
Phone: (775) 887-7671


Mailing Address
Nevada Water Science Center
2730 N. Deer Run Rd.
Carson City, NV 89701

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Carson River Basin

February 1904

Rain-on-Snow Event

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

Site ID Gaging Station Peak (cubic feet per second)
10311500 Carson River near Empire, Nev. 3,250


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