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Toby Welborn
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Email: tlwelbor@usgs.gov

 

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

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Carson River Basin

July 1994

Summer Convective Storm Event

An intense summer convective storm hit the east side of Carson Valley on July 22, 1994 and resulted in flash flooding down several alluvial fan drainages in the Johnson Lane area and Buckeye Wash. To date the only recorded precipitation amounts are from the Fish Springs gage (located on the east side of Carson Valley) with 0.37 inches reported and 0.38 inches reported by a Johnson Lane observer. The thunder storm cells were very localized; therefore, the measured precipitation data may under represent the total storm amounts for the Johnson Wash flood.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

Site ID Gaging Station Peak (cubic feet per second)
1030909087 Johnson Wash at Fremont Drive near Minden, Nev. 1,400

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Johnson Wash in Carson Valley (30 second video clip).

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