Carson River Basin
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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