West Fork Carson River
|West Fork Carson River|
Near Hope Valley
|- location||Alpine County, California|
|- elevation||8,404 ft (2,562 m)|
|- location||Douglas County, Nevada|
|- elevation||4,675 ft (1,425 m)|
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Length||35 mi (56 km) |
|Discharge||for Woodfords, CA|
|- average||108 cu ft/s (3 m3/s) |
|- max||8,100 cu ft/s (229 m3/s)|
|- min||5.3 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)|
Map of the Carson River watershed
It rises in the Sierra Nevada of California, at Lost Lakes near Carson Pass in the Mokelumne Wilderness of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It flows north into the Hope Valley where it is joined by SR 88 (Carson Pass Highway) which closely follows the river as it travels toward Nevada. At the northern end of the valley it turns east, flowing through a gorge, before emerging from the mountains near Woodfords. From there it flows north, into the Carson Valley of Nevada, where it joins with the East Fork Carson River at Genoa to form the Carson River.
- "West Fork Carson River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1980-12-12. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
- "USGS National Atlas Streamer". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
- "USGS Gage #10310000 on the West Fork Carson River at Woodfords, CA" (PDF). National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1974–1998. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
- USGS Topo Maps for United States (Map). Cartography by United States Geological Survey. ACME Mapper. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
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