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Nevada Flood Chronology


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Toby Welborn
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Carson City, NV 89701

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Carson River Basin

January 1980

Rain/Rain-on-Snow Event

Warm rains melted the existing snowpack flooding Carson Valley. Precipitation at the National Weather Service (NWS) Woodfords, Calif., and Minden, Nev., gages indicate significant precipitation recorded between January 9 and January 18, 1980. The Woodfords precipitation gage recorded a total of 8.5 inches for this period, and around 2 inches at the Minden gage. This period was also recorded as having unseasonably warm air temperatures.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

No hydrologic data available.



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