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TRUCKEE RIVER - RENO (TRRN2)
Latitude: 39.53º NLongitude: 119.79º WElevation: 4445 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Feb 15 2019 at 3:04 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 16 2019 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 10.0 FeetFlood Stage: 12.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
12,800
12.45
Jan 9, 2017
2016*
3,320
8.00
Jan 30, 2016
2015*
2,060
6.98
Feb 9, 2015
2014*
1,430
6.31
Feb 9, 2014
2013*
4,030
8.46
Dec 2, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - March 1907** to Present)
1956*
20,800
13.63***
Dec 23, 1955
1951*
19,900
13.83***
Nov 21, 1950
1963*
18,400
13.28***
Feb 1, 1963
1997*
18,200
14.94***
Jan 2, 1997
2006*
16,400
13.38
Dec 31, 2005
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1947 with segmented periods back to Mar 1907
 *** Datum changed on 10/01/1998. The difference is +2.56 ft and must be applied to data to convert to new datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 21 to 26. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Saturday: Snow likely. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch with up to 2 inches above 5000 feet. Highs 34 to 39. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows 17 to 22. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Chance of snow in the morning, then snow in the afternoon. Highs 30 to 35. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 13 to 18. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Washingtons Birthday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs 29 to 34.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 15.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 31 to 36.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 11 to 21.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Highs 33 to 38.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows 17 to 22.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs 30 to 35. Lows 14 to 19.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 32 to 37.
Impacts - E19 Information
10.0 FeetMonitor Stage, No flooding from Mogul to Greg Street Bridge in Reno. Significant preparations to riverside parks begin in advance of this level. Releases from flood control reservoirs (Prosser, Stampede and Boca) are cut slightly in advance of this level. Similar to high flow of 4/7/2008.
11.0 FeetVery high flows with some inconvenience flooding of riverside parks and bike path.
11.5 FeetNear maximum safe flow from Mogul to Greg Street Bridge in Reno, minor flooding of bike path and riverside parks. Close monitoring is necessary as debris build up or bank erosion could easily lead to flooding. Similar to 2/10/2017 flood event.
12.0 FeetFlood stage. Minor flooding with bank full conditions from Mogul to Reno with significant inundation to Truckee River Walk, riverside parks and damage to park infrastructure. Impacts to transportation, as many downtown Reno bridges may be closed for public safety and to facilitate debris removal. Overtopping of river bank near Booth Street in Reno is possible.
12.5 FeetMinor flooding from Mogul to Reno. River flooding low areas, parks, and trails between Mogul and Reno. Out of bank flow near Booth Street and 1st Street is possible. Arlington, Sierra, Center, and Lake Street Bridges likely closed. Debris accumulation or bank erosion may lead to expanded impacts. Similar to 1/9/2017 flood event.
13.0 FeetModerate flooding from Mogul to Reno. Only I-80, Keystone, Virginia street, Wells Ave and Highway 395 bridges likely to remain open. Flooding expected to begin impacting downtown Reno along north side of river near Booth Street and along Riverside and portions of 1st Street. Flooding may also start occurring at the Grand Sierra Resort RV Park unless protective measures are implemented.
13.5 FeetModerate flooding from Mogul to Reno. Flooding area includes downtown Reno with impacts expanding into multiple commercial and municipal buildings. Flooding may start impacting the airport. Slightly above the level of the 12/31/2005 flooding.
14.0 FeetMajor flooding with serious damage from Mogul to Reno. Downtown Reno and the Reno airport begin to have serious river flooding roughly between 2nd Street on the north to Court/Mill Streets on the south. Transportation severely impacted, many roads and bridges flood. Keystone Bridge likely closed near this level.
14.5 FeetMajor damage from Mogul to Reno. Extensive flood damage in downtown Reno and the Reno airport nearing level of January 1997 event.
15.0 FeetNear Record flooding between Mogul and Reno. Extensive flood damage. Reno airport and downtown flood several feet deep. Downtown Reno floods from approximately 2nd Street on the north side of the river to Court/Mill streets on the south. Casinos, hotels, stores, post office, courthouse, phone building, bus depot, churches, museums and parks flood. Utility lines on bridges may be severed. Idlewild and Wingfield Parks flood up to 10 feet. Truckee River bridges closed except I-80, Keystone, Wells and Highway 395 Similar to or in excess of January 1997 and December 1955 events.
15.5 FeetRecord catastrophic flooding from Mogul to Reno. Property and infrastructure in the floodplain sustain heavy damage. Reno airport and portions of downtown under about 6 feet of water. Transportation, power, phone, water, and hospital services disrupted through region. Only Interstate 80, Wells and Highway 395 bridges likely to remain open. Downtown Reno flooded from approximately 3rd Street in north to Court/Mill Streets in south.
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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.