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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the East Fork Carson River near Markleeville are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Gardnerville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.64 ft on 01/02/1997
(2) 10.72 ft on 01/31/1963 (P)
(3) 9.77 ft on 01/09/2017 (P)
(4) 9.33 ft on 12/31/2005 (P)
(5) 9.07 ft on 03/08/1986 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.15 ft on 04/07/2018 (P)
(2) 8.67 ft on 02/10/2017 (P)
(3) 9.77 ft on 01/09/2017 (P)
(4) 9.33 ft on 12/31/2005 (P)
(5) 11.64 ft on 01/02/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.67 ft on 09/10/1987
(2) 1.76 ft on 09/05/1977
(3) 1.76 ft on 09/11/1988
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12 Major impacts to transportation, communication, power and water systems. In excess of January 1997 event.
11 Major Flood Stage. Major impact to transportation including Highways 89 and 4. Communication, water and power systems may be impacted. Significant inundation of low lying rangelands.
10 Moderate Flood Stage. Moderate flooding impacting Carson River Resort campground, and potential for significant bank erosion causing road damage along Highways 89 and 4.
9 Minor Flood Stage. Minor flooding from Monitor Creek to Bryant Creek including impacts to river campgrounds and possible impacts to highway due to bank erosion. Similar to 1/8/17, 2/10/17 and 12/31/2005.
8 Monitor Stage. No flooding from from Monitor Creek to Bryant Creek, river near bankfull and may require precautionary measures to move resources away from the river. Additional impacts to recreational river users.
(1) Downstream View from Below the Gage Site - Stage 2.80 feet
(2) Upstream View from Above the Gage Site - Stage 2.80 feet
(3) Upstream View from Gage Site - Stage 2.80 feet

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Reported historic crest estimates have been normalized using USGS Rating 23 (as of 10/25/2023) due to previous channel, location and/or datum changes. For observed crests please go to:
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