Humboldt River

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Humboldt River Levels

June 14 2024

20,747 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-680.0 cfs (-6.1%) since yesterday
151.96% of Normal 8 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Humboldt River was last observed at 10,460 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 20,747 acre-ft of water today; about 152% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6,884 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-06-11 when daily discharge volume was observed at 22,830 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Humboldt R At Battle Mountain reporting a streamflow rate of 2,280 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Humboldt River, with a gauge stage of 9.29 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Humboldt River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 5,144 ft, the Humboldt R Nr Elko.

Last Updated 2024-06-14
Streamflow 10,460.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 151.96%
Maximum 22,830.0 cfs
2019-06-11

About the humboldt river


The Humboldt River is a 290-mile long river in northern Nevada that was named after the famous explorer, Alexander von Humboldt. The river has played a significant role in the history of the region, serving as a critical transportation route for settlers and gold miners during the 1800s. The river flows through the Great Basin and is fed by several smaller streams and tributaries. The Humboldt River is widely regarded as one of the driest rivers in the United States, with much of its water being used for irrigation and agriculture. The river is also home to several reservoirs and dams, such as the Rye Patch Dam and the Humboldt storage reservoir, which serve as vital sources of water for the surrounding communities. Recreational activities like fishing, rafting, and kayaking are also popular along the river.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Humboldt R Nr Elko
USGS 10318500
1080 cfs 4.29 ft -8.47
Humboldt R Nr Carlin
USGS 10321000
1890 cfs 5.23 ft -6.9
Humboldt R At Palisade
USGS 10322500
2010 cfs 5.25 ft -11.84
Humboldt River At Old Us 40 Bridge
USGS 10323425
1940 cfs 6.83 ft -9.35
Humboldt R At Battle Mountain
USGS 10325000
2280 cfs 9.29 ft -0.87
Humboldt R At Comus
USGS 10327500
1260 cfs 8.47 ft 4.13
Humboldt R Nr Imlay
USGS 10333000
582 cfs 7.02 ft -0.34
Humboldt R Nr Rye Patch
USGS 10335000
364 cfs 5.74 ft -0.82

Peak Annual Discharge

Humboldt River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Humboldt River Year Over Year Discharge


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