Palisade Canyon

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The Feather River Route and First Transcontinental Railroad in Palisade Canyon are on opposite sides of the Humboldt River.

Palisade Canyon is a Nevada landform along the Humboldt River between Carlin upstream, and Battle Mountain downstream. The Humboldt, rather than flowing into the ocean, eventually loses all its water to evaporation in the Humboldt Sink, and stream-gage measurements undertaken by the United States Geological Survey suggest that Palisade Canyon is the point where the river's flow ceases to increase and begins to decrease.[1]


  1. ^ Horton, Gary A. (2000). Humboldt River Chronology: an Overview. Carson City, Nev.: Nevada Division of Water Planning.