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: Feb 15 2019 at 3:04 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 16 2019 at 9:00 AM 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)
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
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.