USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
10311000 Carson River Near Carson City, NV
LOCATION - Lat 39°06'28", long 119°42'44" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec.02, T.14 N., R.20 E., Carson City, NV, Hydrologic Unit 16050201, on left bank, 2 mi downstream from Clear Creek, 3 mi upstream from Lloyds Bridge on road to Mexican Dam, 5 mi southeast of Carson City Post Office, and at mi 70.4 upstream from Lahontan Dam.
DRAINAGE AREA - 886 mi².
- WDR NV-79-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - May 1939 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 4,620.48 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929, from topographic map. Prior to Dec. 23, 1955, water-stage recorder on right bank at datum 1.0 ft higher. Dec. 23, 1955, to Mar. 13, 1956, nonrecording gage at present site at datum 1.0 ft higher. Mar. 14, 1956, to Sep. 30, 1963, water-stage recorder at present site at datum 1.0 ft higher.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge, 30,500 ft³/s, Jan. 3, 1997, gage height, 18.43 ft; no flow Sep. 5, 1992.