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TRUCKEE RIVER - TRUCKEE (TRCC1)
Latitude: 39.30º NLongitude: 120.20º WElevation: 5860 Feet
Location: Placer County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Feb 15 2019 at 3:04 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 16 2019 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 4.5 FeetFlood Stage: 5.5 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
5,210
6.53
Jan 8, 2017
2016*
1,520
3.85
Jan 30, 2016
2015*
11
1.75
Feb 7, 2015
2014*
724
2.91
Feb 9, 2014
2013*
1,810
4.12
Dec 2, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1944 to Present)
1997*
11,900
9.97
Jan 2, 1997
1963*
11,000
9.25
Feb 1, 1963
1956*
7,760
8.00
Dec 23, 1955
1951*
6,480
7.35
Nov 20, 1950
2006*
6,030
7.11
Dec 31, 2005
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Tonight: Snow showers. Snow accumulation of 3 to 9 inches with 5 to 11 inches above 7000 feet. Lows 13 to 23. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph.

Saturday: Snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches with 4 to 10 inches above 7000 feet. Highs 24 to 29. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 80 mph decreasing to 60 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Snow likely. Snow accumulation of 1 to 5 inches with 2 to 6 inches above 7000 feet. Lows 9 to 19. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Snow likely in the morning, then snow in the afternoon. Highs 22 to 27. Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 4 to 14. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Washingtons Birthday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 23 to 28.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming clear. Lows 1 below to 9 above zero.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 26 to 31.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 7 to 17.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs 25 to 30.

Wednesday Night: Snow likely. Lows 8 to 18.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs 21 to 26. Lows 5 to 15.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 25 to 30.
Impacts - E19 Information
4.5 FeetMonitor Stage. No flooding along the Truckee River from Alpine Meadows to Truckee.
5.5 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding from Alpine Meadows to Truckee. Minor flooding of landscapes, basements, and crawl spaces in low lying properties. Riverside campgrounds may be impacted by flooding from small tributaries and overland flow, but little impact to campgrounds is expected from the river.
6.5 FeetFlooding from Alpine Meadows to Truckee, including yards, crawl spaces, basements, private bridges, and campgrounds. Flow similar to January 2017 event.
7.0 FeetModerate flooding along Truckee River between Alpine Meadows and Truckee. Significant damage to some private bridges and low-lying structures along the river is possible. Flows similar to the flood of December 31 2005.
7.5 FeetMajor flooding with damage to roads, bridges and structures along the Truckee River between Alpine Meadows and Truckee including low lying homes. Highway 89 likely overtopped near the Pole Creek Road.>
8.5 FeetMajor flooding from the Alpine Meadows area through Truckee. Significant damage is likely to many roads, bridges, structures and homes along the river.
9.5 FeetNear record flooding, widespread damage to homes, businesses, roads, and bridges along river from Alpine Meadows through Truckee.
10.0 FeetRecord flooding, similar to the flood of January, 2 1997. Widespread and major damage is likely to many homes, businesses, bridges and roads near the river from the Alpine Meadows area through Truckee.
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Reno Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.