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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: Sep 27 2021 at 7:52 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 28 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)
Today: Sunny. Highs 53 to 63. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 65 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 23 to 33. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 56 to 66. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 26 to 36. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 62 to 72. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 30 to 40.

Friday through Sunday: Clear. Highs 65 to 75. Lows 32 to 42.

Sunday Night and Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 65 to 75.
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.