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Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Elko NV
1226 PM PDT Sat May 27 2023

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nevada...

  Marys River Near Deeth affecting Elko County.

  Humboldt River Near Elko affecting Elko County.

  Humboldt River Above Carlin affecting Elko County.

  Humboldt River At Palisade affecting Eureka County.

  Humboldt River At Battle Mountain affecting Lander County.

  Humboldt River At Comus affecting Humboldt County.

.Warm temperatures continue to melt snowpack. An active and wet
weather pattern today through most of next week could increase water
levels and flows.

For the Marys River...including Deeth, Charleston...Minor flooding
is forecast.
For the Upper Humboldt...including Elko, Carlin...Minor flooding is
For the Lower Humboldt...including Palisade, Battle Mountain,
Comus...Moderate flooding is forecast.


Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
cars through flooded areas.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law
enforcement and request they pass this information to the National
Weather Service when you can do so safely.

Additional information is available at

The next statement will be issued Sunday afternoon at 200 PM PDT.


1226 PM PDT Sat May 27 2023


* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is

* WHERE...Humboldt River At Comus.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* IMPACTS...At 11.0 feet, 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.

  - At 11:15 AM PDT Saturday the stage was 10.4 feet.
  - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
    ending at 11:15 AM PDT Saturday was 10.4 feet.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to slowly increase to 10.5
    feet by Monday.
  - Flood stage is 9.5 feet.
  - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
    10.8 feet on 05/27/1975.


LAT...LON 4093 11775 4086 11800 4091 11800 4098 11776
      4104 11770 4105 11762 4098 11744 4103 11734
      4100 11722 4085 11703 4074 11704 4084 11719
      4093 11728 4095 11739 4093 11749 4100 11765



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