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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Humboldt River at Comus are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Battle Mountain Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Imlay
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10.5
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.25 ft on 04/24/1984
(2) 11.78 ft on 04/16/2006
(3) 11.76 ft on 06/14/1983
(4) 11.62 ft on 05/28/1998
(5) 11.52 ft on 05/06/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.17 ft on 06/15/2019
(2) 11.29 ft on 03/31/2017
(3) 10.14 ft on 07/03/2011
(4) 11.78 ft on 04/16/2006
(5) 11.44 ft on 05/28/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.76 ft on 10/19/1977
(2) 1.76 ft on 07/19/1959
(3) 1.76 ft on 09/17/1959
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12.5 Near record to record flooding in Humboldt County. Most secondary roads near the river, bridges over some primary roads, long stretches of rail and many ranch buildings flood. The river is 2-5 miles wide through Humboldt County. Winnemucca is flooded between the UPRR on the west and Second Street on the east. The U.S. Highway 95 bridge in Winnemucca may be affected. Many homes and businesses flood in Winnemucca. Large losses of livestock in the area. Similar to the record flood of April 1984.
12 Major flooding, including in Winnemucca. All secondary roads, stretches of rail and some ranch buildings near the river flood. The river is 2-4 miles wide through Humboldt county. Lower parts of Winnemucca flood between the UPPR and Golconda Street on the west and Second Street on the east, but not including Interstate 80. Approximately a dozen homes and several businesses are affected. Large losses of livestock in the area. Greater than the flood of 1952 but not as severe as the record flood of 1984.
11.5 Major Flood Stage. Major flooding throughout the reach, except moderate flooding in lower portions of Winnemucca. Many rural roads near the river are flooded. Main area impacted is between the Union Pacific Railroad and Golconda Street on the west and Second Street on the east, but not including Interstate 80. This would be similar to the floods of June 1983 and April 2017.
11 Moderate to major lowland flooding throughout the reach. Many rural roads near the river are flooded. Minor to moderate flooding occurs in lower portions of Winnemucca. Main area impacted is between the Union Pacific Railroad and Golconda Street on the west and Second Street on the east, beneath Interstate 80. This would be similar to flooding in February 2017.
10.5 Moderate Flood Stage. Moderate lowland flooding throughout the reach, with some rural roads flooded. Minor flooding in the lower parts of Winnemucca with storm drain backups. Main area impacted is between the Union Pacific Railroad and Second street beneath Interstate 80. Property damage in Winnemucca is minimal.
10 Minor to moderate lowland flooding throughout the reach. Some rural roads near the river begin to flood. Very minor flooding begins in Winnemucca with storm drain backups, and the lowest parts of town begin to flood.
9.5 Minor Flood Stage. Minor lowland flooding throughout the reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
9 Very minor lowland flooding along the reach. No flooding in Winnemucca.
8.5 Monitoring Stage. Some very minor flooding occurs at scattered locations along the reach. No flooding occurs in Winnemucca.
8 No flooding in the reach.
7.5 No flooding in the reach.
7 No flooding in the reach.

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