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Walker River Basin

February 1963

Rain/Rain-on-Snow Event

An unseasonably warm and intense rainstorm began on January 28 and continued through February 1,1963. Precipitation varied from 5 inches to more than 13 inches (Rigby and others, 1998). The National Weather Service (NWS) Bridgeport precipitation gage reported 5.82 inches and the freezing level was above 8,000 feet during most of the storm and as high as 11,000 feet at times, hence most precipitation was in the form of rain. Flooding was severe and irrigation systems and roads were destroyed.

Selected Streamflow Peaks

Site ID Gaging Station Peak (cubic feet per second)
10289500 Green Creek near Bridgeport, CA 199
10291500 Buckeye Creek near Bridgeport, CA 947
10292000 Swauger Creek near Bridgeport, CA 443
10293500 East Walker River above Strosnider Ditch near Mason, NV 2,380
10295500 Little Walker River near Bridgeport, CA 1,510
10296000 West Walker River below Little Walker River near Coleville, CA 2,870
10296500 West Walker River near Coleville, CA 2,510
10296800 Slinkard Creek tributary near Topaz, CA 22


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