Humboldt River

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Humboldt River Levels

June 5 2023

32,965 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
0.0 cfs (0.0%) since yesterday
245.62% of Normal 8 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Humboldt River was last observed at 16620 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 32965 acre-ft of water today; about 246% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6767 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 22,830 cfs on 2019-06-11.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Humboldt R At Palisade reporting a streamflow rate of 3,240 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Humboldt R At Comus with a gage stage of 11.02 ft. This river is monitored from 8 different streamgauging stations along the Humboldt River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 5,144 ft, the Humboldt R Nr Elko.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-05
Streamflow 16,620.0 cfs
Percent Normal 245.62%
Maximum 22,830.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Humboldt R Nr Elko
USGS 10318500
1700 cfs 5.27 ft -6.08
Humboldt R Nr Carlin
USGS 10321000
2920 cfs 6.83 ft -2.67
Humboldt R At Palisade
USGS 10322500
3240 cfs 6.51 ft -0.61
Humboldt River At Old Us 40 Bridge
USGS 10323425
3150 cfs 8.06 ft -1.25
Humboldt R At Battle Mountain
USGS 10325000
2630 cfs 10.34 ft -2.23
Humboldt R At Comus
USGS 10327500
2980 cfs 11.02 ft 11.61
Humboldt R Nr Imlay
USGS 10333000
1360 cfs 10.22 ft 1.49
Humboldt R Nr Rye Patch
USGS 10335000
111 cfs 4.74 ft 4.72

Humboldt River Peak Annual Discharge

Humboldt River maximum total discharge

Humboldt River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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