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Nevada Flood Chronology

 

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

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Carson River Basin

January 1914

Rain and later Snow Event

Flooding along the entire eastern Sierra slope resulted from warm rain falling on a heavy snowpack which started on January 21, and continued until January 25, when it turned to snow. This storm affected the lower elevation watersheds on the Carson River rather than the Sierra Nevada catchment areas (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1977). Carson City flooded, irrigation ditches and diversions were destroyed or severely damaged at the Nevada State Prison Farm croplands, and one railroad bridge over the Carson River was damaged.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

Site ID Gaging Station Peak (cubic feet per second)
10311500 Carson River near Empire, Nev. 5,160
10312000 Carson River at Fort Churchill, Nev. 6,150

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