Deadly Flash Flood

Deadly Flash Flood (HM1QNG)

Location: Searchlight, NV 89046 Clark County
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N 35° 42.51', W 114° 42.642'

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It looked like a big, black wall of water. There were maybe two or three waves. all carrying something, vehicles upside down. Manuel Cortez, Las Vegas Review-Journal
On September 14, 1974, a flash flood roared down Eldorado Canyon and swept the Nelson's Landing marina, which was down below you, into Lake Mohave. Forty-one people escaped in time, but nine others downed. The (?) foot-high wave carries 38 vehicles, 23 boats, boat slips, trailers, cabins, a restaurant, and a store into the lake.
"The cloudburst didn't move over canyon in a normal pattern," said Murl Emery a boating guide, "if followed the line of the stream and moved right down the landing." The U.S. Geological Survey said 5.12 inches of rain fell in the canyon that day.
Placed ByDepartment of the Interior National Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 707103 N 3954033
Decimal Degrees35.70850000, -114.71070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 42.51', W 114° 42.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 42' 30.6" N, 114° 42' 38.52" W
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Area Code(s)702
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NV-165, Searchlight NV 89046, US
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