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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

March 1928

Rain-on-Snow Event

Flooding resulted from a snowstorm that began on March 23 that soon turned to a rainstorm below an elevation of 8,000 feet on March 24 (Rigby and others, 1998). At times the rain was heavy, which resulted in melting much of the accumulated snowpack. The East and West Forks of the Carson River overflowed their banks in Carson Valley. Little damage occurred except for halting train service between Minden and Carson City when a temporary dam on the Carson River in the north end of Carson Valley broke and was washed away. The dam protecting the railroad grade broke, and about 400 feet of train track was covered with water, mud, and debris.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

Site ID Gaging Station Peak (cubic feet per second)
10309000 East Fork Carson River near Gardnerville, Nev. 2,570
10312000 Carson River at Fort Churchill, Nev. 2,710


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