Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Elko, NV

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WGUS85 KLKN 202017
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
1217 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017

For the Lower Humboldt, including Battle Mountain, Comus, Winnemucca,
moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to continue. For Winnemucca,
flooding will increase through Thursday. The river at the Melarkey Street
Bridge is expected to crest Thursday near moderate level and then begin a
very slow drop.

More rain this week and additional snow melt will make the flood forecast for
the lower Humboldt River tricky. Expect variations from this forecast and
be prepared for slightly higher stages and crests, and for them to possibly
occur more quickly. The more flow in the river, the faster the wave moves.

                    FLD    OBSERVED         FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION            STG   STG DAY  TIME    Tue    Wed    Thu

Lower Humboldt
  Battle Mountain   9.5    9.9 Mon 11 AM    9.7    9.4    9.3
  Comus             9.5   11.1 Mon 11 AM   11.3   11.0   10.8

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around. Don`t drown.


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1217 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017

...Flood Warning extended until further notice...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Humboldt River At Battle Mountain.
* until further notice.
* At 11:15 AM Monday the stage was 9.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 9.7 feet
  by early tomorrow.
* Impact...at 10.0 feet...Minor to moderate lowland flooding
  throughout reach. Some rural roads near the river are flooded.
  About 3000 cfs, a 4 year flood, 25 percent chance any year.

&&

LAT...LON 4074 11638 4055 11649 4060 11691 4076 11710 4093 11704

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1217 PM PST MON FEB 20 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Humboldt River At Comus.
* until further notice.
* At 11:15 AM Monday the stage was 11.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to rise to a stage of 11.3 feet
  by early tomorrow.
* Impact...at 11.0 feet...Moderate to major lowland flooding
  throughout reach. Many rural roads near river flooded. Minor to
  moderate flooding in lower portions of winnemucca. Main area
  impacted is between uprr and Golconda street on west and second
  street on the east, beneath i80. 3800 cfs, about a 14 year flood, 7
  percent chance any year. Similar to floods of june 1921 and April
  1969.

&&

LAT...LON 4103 11702 4070 11705 4090 11762 4087 11800 4118 11795

$$

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