Walker River Basin
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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