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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: Oct 17 2021 at 7:36 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 18 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2020*
705
2.83
May 18, 2020
2019*
2,130
4.32
Apr 9, 2019
2018*
3,390
5.32
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
5,210
6.53
Jan 8, 2017
2016*
1,520
3.85
Jan 30, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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)
Rest of Tonight: Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then heavy snow showers after midnight. Snow level 6500 feet lowering to lake level. Snow accumulation of 1 to 5 inches with 3 to 7 inches above 7000 feet. Lows 19 to 29. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 95 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then sunny in the afternoon. Highs 38 to 48. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the morning becoming light. Ridge gusts up to 65 mph in the morning.

Monday Night: Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 25. Light winds becoming southeast around 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 48 to 58. Light winds.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain after midnight. Snow level 7500 feet lowering to 6500 feet. Lows 27 to 37. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Rain and snow likely. Highs 46 to 56.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows 31 to 41.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Highs 51 to 61.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows 33 to 43.

Friday through Saturday: Rain and snow likely. Highs 45 to 55. Lows 27 to 37.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Rain and snow likely. Lows 29 to 39. Highs 41 to 51.
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.