Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5305

Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5305

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Table 4. Average annual surface-water inflow to and outflow from Carson Valley, Nevada and California, water years 1941–70 and 1990–2005.

[Average inflow data are from U.S. Geological Survey data base unless otherwise noted]

Water years   Average inflow, in acre-feet per year   Total average outflow
(rounded, in acre-feet per year)
East Fork Carson River
near Gardnerville
West Fork Carson
River near Woodfords
Tributary streams Total (rounded) Carson River near
Carson City
1941–70 265,950 75,430 131,000 372,000 293,000
1990–2005 256,240 73,350 1,230,000 360,000 278,000

1Flow from table 3. Flow does not include flow of Pine Nut and Buckeye Creeks, which generally are not tributary to the valley floor.

2Flow for water years 1990–2005 decreased by 3 percent; the difference in average annual flow of West Fork Carson River between water years 1990–2002 and 1990–2005.

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