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TRUCKEE RIVER - WADSWORTH (WADN2)
Latitude: 39.63º NLongitude: 119.28º WElevation: 4070 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Monitor Stage: 13.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
1,490
7.07
May 18, 2020
2019*
6,670
12.38
Feb 14, 2019
2018*
6,020
11.73
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
14,500
16.99
Jan 9, 2017
2016*
2,570
8.74
Jan 30, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Discontinuous 1965 - Present) - Ranked by Flow
1997*
19,100
19.64
Jan 3, 1997
1986*
16,800
15.11**
Feb 19, 1986
2006*
14,800
16.89
Dec 31, 2005
2017*
14,500
16.99
Jan 9, 2017
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Prior to September 1986, gage was located 0.5 mile downstream at a different datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Sunny. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Highs 61 to 66. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Clear. Areas of blowing dust in the evening. Lows 33 to 43. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 65 to 70. Light winds becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 37 to 47. Northeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 70 to 75. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 40 to 50.

Friday through Sunday: Clear. Highs 77 to 82. Lows 45 to 55.

Sunday Night and Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 54. Highs 76 to 81.
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.
Product Disclaimer

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.