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Nevada Flood Chronology

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

 

 

 

Carson River Basin

Carson River near Fort Churchill

Gaging Station 10312000

Provisional Data Statement

 

Streamflow Data from NWISweb:

Real Time || Daily Streamflow Statistics || Peak Streamflow

 

Flood Data:

Flood Event Discharge Date Peak
(cfs)
Stage
(feet)
6/20/1911
4,470
6/05/1912
1,640
5/29/1913
1,360
1/26/1914
6,150
12
5/31/1915
2,340
2/11/1916
3,950
6/11/1917
3,050
6/13/1918
1,500
5/31/1919
3,140
5/21/1920
1,680
5/16/1921
1,850
6/06/1922
3,900
5/26/1923
2,170
5/11/1924
390
4/18/1925
1,960
5/06/1926
982
5/18/1927
2,430
March 1928
3/28/1928
2,710
5/19/1929
746
5/22/1930
1,290
4/29/1931
625
5/20/1932
2,200
6/01/1933
1,370
4/01/1934
694
5/28/1935
1,900
2/24/1936
2,040
5/17/1937
2,110
December 1937
12/14/1937
5,500
4/14/1939
790
5/15/1940
2,000
5/14/1941
2,150
1/29/1942
3,730
January 1943
1/24/1943
6,300
5/11/1944
1,190
5/12/1945
2,440
5/08/1946
1,760
5/06/1947
1,450
5/28/1948
1,520
5/18/1949
2,040
6/02/1950
1,980
11/23/1950
7,850
6/11/1952
3,650
6/22/1953
1,440
3/10/1954
1,500
6/11/1955
1,200
December 1955
12/26/1955
9,680
11
6/06/1957
2,050
5/21/1958
2,880
6
2/18/1959
1,320
4
2/10/1960
826
4
6/03/1961
717
4
5/08/1962
1,720
5
February 1963
2/02/1963
15,300
11
5/28/1964
1,060
4
December 1964
12/26/1964
7,220
8
5/12/1966
1,080
4
5/26/1967
3,770
6
5/14/1968
1,160
4
5/29/1969
3,940
6
1/18/1970
3,150
6
6/28/1971
1,990
5
6/10/1972
1,230
4
5/20/1973
2,870
6
11/13/1973
2,840
5
6/03/1975
3,310
6
10/28/1975
627
3
6/11/1977
230
3
5/16/1978
2,370
5
1/13/1979
3,830
6
January 1980
1/15/1980
6,170
7
5/03/1981
970
3
4/13/1982
5,530
6
6/01/1983
6,350
6
11/26/1983
3,870
5
4/17/1985
1,460
3
February 1986
2/19/1986
16,600
8
5/17/1987
776
5
1/12/1988
245
4
3/09/1989
1,360
6
4/30/1990
391
5
5/27/1991
899
6
4/19/1992
334
5
5/21/1993
2,840
8
5/13/1994
728
5
3/12/1995
6,290
10
5/18/1996
5,530
9
January 1997
1/03/1997
22,300
15
3/26/1998
4,110
15
5/30/1999
3,970
14
5/26/2000
2,090
6
5/13/2001
1,160
5
4/16/2002
1,370
6
5/31/2003
2,860
7
5/07/2004
1,170
5
5/22/2005
4,530
8
New Year 2006
1/02/2006
9,800
11
5/02/2007
501
5
5/20/2008
1,400
6
5/05/2009
1,950
7
6/08/2010
3,280
7
6/30/2011
3,320
8
4/27/2012
1,270
6

 

Annual Peak Flows:

 

 

Flood Frequency:

Additional flood-frequency descriptions will be added as available.

 

Annual Exceedance Probablity (percent) Annual Exceedence Flow
(cfs)
95% Confidence Interval (cfs)
Lower
Upper
99.5 233.7 124.6 340.7
99 286.9 168 398.1
95 505.1 362.6 637.1
90 685 529 840.1
80 993.7 807.9 1197
66.67 1411 1170 1688
50 2043 1706 2448
42.92 2384 1992 2865
20 4253 3517 5279
10 6269 5067 8257
4 9516 7358 14030
2 12490 9257 20330
1 15970 11290 28880
0.5 20020 13450 40400
0.2 26360 16490 61760

 

 

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