Nevada Water Science Center


Nevada Flood Chronology

Contact Information

Toby Welborn
Geographer
Phone: (775) 887-7671
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Mailing Address
USGS
Nevada Water Science Center
2730 N. Deer Run Rd.
Carson City, NV 89701

 

 

 

Carson River Basin

Carson River near Carson City, NV

Gaging Station 10311000

Provisional Data Statement

 

Streamflow Data from NWISweb:

Real Time || Daily Streamflow Statistics || Peak Streamflow

 

Flood Data:

Flood Event Discharge Date Peak
(cfs)
Stage
(feet)
5/12/1939
541
5/14/1940
2,300
4
5/13/1941
2,430
4
1/28/1942
5,300
7
1/22/1943
8,500
8
5/09/1944
1,530
4
2/03/1945
3,860
6
5/07/1946
1,930
4
11/24/1946
1,950
4
5/27/1948
1,870
4
5/17/1949
2,420
5
5/29/1950
2,160
4
November 1950
11/22/1950
15,500
11
6/09/1952
3,750
6
4/28/1953
1,990
4
3/10/1954
1,970
4
6/10/1955
1,410
3
December 1955
12/24/1955
30,000
15
6/03/1957
1,900
4
5/21/1958
3,100
5
2/17/1959
1,690
4
2/09/1960
1,100
3
6/02/1961
808
3
2/10/1962
1,950
4
February 1963
2/01/1963
21,900
13
5/27/1964
1,160
4
December 1964
12/25/1964
8,740
10
5/11/1966
1,280
4
3/17/1967
4,430
7
5/13/1968
1,390
4
5/28/1969
4,190
7
1/17/1970
3,480
6
6/27/1971
2,260
5
6/01/1972
1,330
4
5/19/1973
3,330
6
11/13/1973
3,180
6
6/02/1975
3,480
7
10/27/1975
823
4
6/10/1977
544
3
5/15/1978
2,420
6
1/12/1979
5,060
8
January 1980
1/15/1980
8,320
10
5/02/1981
1,200
4
2/17/1982
7,480
9
5/31/1983
6,860
9
11/25/1983
3,500
7
4/16/1985
1,660
5
February 1986
2/18/1986
13,200
13
5/12/1987
809
4
5/16/1988
385
3
3/09/1989
1,530
4
4/16/1990
602
4
5/26/1991
1,410
4
10/27/1991
552
4
5/20/1993
2,730
6
5/12/1994
912
4
3/11/1995
7,740
10
5/17/1996
5,420
9
January 1997
1/03/1997
30,500
18
3/25/1998
4,170
7
5/28/1999
3,660
7
5/25/2000
1,660
5
5/12/2001
1,190
4
4/15/2002
1,500
5
5/30/2003
3,160
6
5/06/2004
1,200
4
5/21/2005
5,180
8
New Year 2006
12/31/2005
11,900
13
5/01/2007
614
3
5/19/2008
1,510
5
5/04/2009
1,940
5
6/07/2010
3,290
7
6/30/2011
3,730
7
4/27/2012
1,470
4

 

Annual Peak Flows:

 

Flood Frequency:

Additional flood-frequency descriptions will be added as available.

 

Annual Exceedance Probablity (percent) Annual Exceedance Flow
(cfs)
95% Confidence Interval (cfs)
Lower
Upper
99.5 334.8 184.2 513
99 390 232.8 560.8
95 614.9 436.7 785.8
90 802.7 609.4 1003
80 1134 901 1411
66.67 1603 1284 2003
50 2361 1879 2993
42.92 2793 2215 3575
20 5431 4190 7503
10 8746 6467 13610
4 15010 10290 29150
2 21660 13890 51430
1 30490 18190 90210
0.5 42130 23280 157400
0.2 63160 31400 326000

 

 

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