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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

June 1983

Rapid Warming Event

The snowpack in the Carson River basin as in much of the northern Sierra Nevada for May 1, 1983, was, on average, greater than 200 percent of normal. Rapid warming with temperatures exceeding 80 degrees by the last week of May triggered rapid snowmelt. Flooding was accentuated by floodwater releases from Lahontan Reservoir.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

No hydrologic data available.



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