Deadly Flash Flood

Deadly Flash Flood (HM1QNG)

Location: Searchlight, NV 89046 Clark County
Country: United States of America

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.
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HM NumberHM1QNG
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Placed ByDepartment of the Interior National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
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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