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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

July 1875

Summer Convective Storm Event

No recorded precipitation is available. Information is anecdotal. For several days prior to the flood, a massive convective storm was in the process of building and culminated in heavy rains on July 25, 1875 (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1973; 1977). Heavy rains, combined with bare soils from logging in King's and Ash Canyons, caused severe flooding in those watersheds. Carson City was inundated with floodwaters from King's and Ash Canyons, and one location on Carson Street on the west side of town became a shallow lake for several days.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

No hydrologic data available.


No photos available.

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