National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service


Latitude: 39.63º NLongitude: 119.28º WElevation: 4070 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Dec 10 2018 at 8:18 AM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 10 2018 at 3:00 PM PST
Monitor Stage: 13.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Jan 9, 2017
Jan 30, 2016
Feb 9, 2015
Feb 10, 2014
Dec 3, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Discontinuous 1965 - Present)
Jan 3, 1997
Jan 9, 2017
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level rising to 5000 feet. Highs 35 to 40. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Snow level 5000 feet lowering to the valley floor. Lows 21 to 26. Light winds.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 37 to 42. Light winds.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 24 to 29. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs 43 to 48. West winds around 10 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 19 to 24.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 44 to 49. Lows 24 to 29.

Friday: Breezy. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs 48 to 53.

Friday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow in the evening, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow after midnight. Lows 25 to 30.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 50.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after midnight. Lows 27 to 32.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs 46 to 51.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetMonitor stage. Very high flow, but no flooding between between Derby Dam and Nixon, river is near bank full in some areas.
15.0 FeetFlood stage. Minor flooding of agricultural lands along the river.
17.0 FeetSignificant flooding of agricultural lands and some rural roads along the river. Water approaching some low lying homes near Wadsworth and Nixon. Access to several homes may be limited or closed. Similar to 1/9/2017 and 12/31/2005 peaks.
19.0 FeetMajor flooding of agricultural lands and rural roads between Derby Dam and Nixon, including some structures in Wadsworth and Nixon. These areas include but not limited to Consetoga Ave, Quail Ave, and West Truckee River Ranch Road.
20.0 FeetNear record flooding. Extensive flooding of agricultural areas, roads, homes and infrastructure between Derby Dam and Nixon. Numerous homes impacted near Wadsworth. Slightly in excess of January 1997 peak.
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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.