Carson River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Carson River Levels

September 29 2023

1,720 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-3.0 cfs (-0.34%) since yesterday
206.81% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Carson River was last observed at 867 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 1,720 acre-ft of water today; about 207% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 419 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2023-03-13 when daily discharge volume was observed at 20,970 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Carson River At Dayton reporting a streamflow rate of 3,130 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Carson River, with a gauge stage of 19.93 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Carson River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 4,636 ft, the Carson River Near Carson City.

Last Updated 2023-09-29
Streamflow 867.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 206.81%
Maximum 20,970.0 cfs

About the carson river

The Carson River is a 131-mile-long river that flows through Nevada and California. It has a long history, as it was an important water source for indigenous peoples and played a role in the California Gold Rush. The river is fed by several tributaries and is divided into three main sections: the East Fork, the Middle Fork, and the West Fork. There are several dams and reservoirs along the river, including Lahontan Reservoir, which is used for irrigation and recreation. The river is also used for agricultural purposes, with crops such as alfalfa and wheat being grown in the surrounding areas. Recreation opportunities include fishing, boating, and camping. The Carson River has also been the subject of restoration efforts to improve habitat for fish and wildlife.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Carson River Near Carson City
USGS 10311000
147 cfs 2.28 ft -1.34
Carson River At Deer Run Road Near Carson City
USGS 10311400
152 cfs 4.07 ft -0.65
Carson River At Dayton
USGS 10311700
3130 cfs 19.93 ft 42.92
Carson River Near Fort Churchill
USGS 10312000
135 cfs 2.18 ft 5.47
Carson River Blw Lahontan Reservoir Nr Fallon
USGS 10312150
568 cfs 4.37 ft 0
Carson River At Tarzyn Road Nr Fallon
USGS 10312275
15 cfs 2.1 ft 3.4

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