Carson River Basin
Mixed Rain/Snow and later Rain Event
No recorded precipitation is available. Information is anecdotal. Storm began on January 12, 1906, with a mix of rain and snow, later turning to a heavy rain on January 13, back to a snow-rain mix, and culminating as snow on January 15. Eighteen inches of snow were reported in Carson City and over four feet of new snow in the mountains (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1973). On January 15, a warm wind melted most of the snow which had accumulated in the lower Eagle and lower Carson Valleys. The streets of Carson City were flooded, and in Empire, houses and commercial buildings were flooded. Flooding was confined mostly to Eagle Valley, lower Carson Valley, and the Carson Canyon Dayton area.
Selected Streamflow Peaks
No hydrologic data available.