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2730 N. Deer Run Rd.
Carson City, NV 89701

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Carson River Basin

November 1950

Rain-on-Snow Event

A sequence of rapid moving storms and unseasonably high temperatures melted most of the early snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. Total precipitation ranged from about 5 inches at the base to about 30 inches at the crest (Rigby and others, 1998). Precipitation data at the National Weather Service Carson City gage (4,750 ft) indicates 6.2 inches of rain fell over 8 consecutive days from November 14 to November 21, 1950.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

Site ID Gaging Station Peak (cubic feet per second)
10309000 East Fork Carson River near Gardnerville, Nev. 12,100
10311000 Carson River near Carson City, Nev. 15,500

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