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TRUCKEE RIVER - FARAD (FARC1)
Latitude: 39.43º NLongitude: 120.03º WElevation: 5153 Feet
Location: Nevada County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Sep 02 2014 at 6:20 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 03 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 10.0 FeetFlood Stage: 11.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013*
3,510
6.89
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
2,300
5.93
Apr 26, 2012
2011*
3,450
6.85
Jun 23, 2011
2010*
2,770
6.33
Jun 06, 2010
2009*
2,290
5.91
May 05, 2009
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1899 to Present)
1951*
17,500
14.50
Nov 21, 1950
1938*
15,500
11.59
Dec 11, 1937
1997*
14,900
13.13
Jan 02, 1997
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Today: Sunny. Highs 77 to 87. Light winds becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 42 to 52. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 73 to 83. Light winds becoming northwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 40 to 50. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 71 to 81. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 38 to 48.

Friday through Monday: Clear. Highs 71 to 76. Lows 41 to 51.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.0 FeetNo flooding from Boca to Mogul, including Floriston and Verdi. USGS 5 year flood.
8.5 FeetNo flooding from Boca to Mogul, including Floriston and Verdi. This is maximum safe flow in lowest portions of Truckee Meadows below Sparks. Releases from Prosser, Boca, and Stampede Reservoirs are cut at this point so flow at Reno does not exceed 6000 cfs. USGS 7 year flood.
9.0 FeetNo flooding from Boca to Mogul, including Floriston and Verdi. USGS 8 year flood.
9.5 FeetNo flooding from Boca to Mogul, including Floriston and Verdi. USGS 10 year flood.
10.0 FeetNo flooding from Boca to Mogul, including Floriston and Verdi. USGS 12 year flood.
10.5 FeetNo flooding from Boca to Mogul, but near bankfull in portions of the Verdi/Mogul area. USGS 15 year flood.
11.0 FeetFlood Stage - Minor lowland flooding in some locations from Boca to Mogul, especially Verdi/Mogul area. USGS 20 year flood.
11.5 FeetMinor to moderate flooding from Boca to Mogul, especially to trailer and public parks in the Verdi/Mogul area along the river. Similar impacts to 02/01/1963 and 12/23/1964 floods at Farad. USGS 25 year flood.
12.0 FeetModerate flooding from Boca to Mogul, especially to trailer and public parks in the Verdi/Mogul area along the river. Some damage to roads, bridges, and low-lying structures in the area. Similar in impact to floods which occurred on 02/25/1928, 02/01/1963, and 12/23/1964 at Farad. USGS 33 year flood.
12.5 FeetModerate to major flooding from Boca to Mogul. Moderate damage to roads, bridges, and low-lying buildings especially in the Verdi/Mogul area. Transportation affected with many road closures. Impacts worse than 02/01/1963 and 12/23/1964 floods at Farad, but not as severe as 01/02/1997 or 12/23/1955 floods. USGS 40 year flood.
13.0 FeetMajor flooding from Boca to Mogul. At these flows major damage should be expected to low-lying roads, bridges, and structures along the river, especially from Verdi/Mogul area. Transportation significantly affected. USGS 50 year flood. Similar to floods of 01/02/1997 and 12/23/1955.
13.5 FeetMajor flooding with extensive flood damage to roads, bridges, and structures from Boca to Mogul, especially in the Verdi/Mogul area. Transportation becomes very difficult, and most major roads/highways in the area are flooded. Similar in impact to the 12/11/1937 and 03/18/1907 floods, worse than 01/02/1997 flood. USGS 65 year flood.
14.0 FeetDisastrous, near record flooding from Boca to Mogul with extensive damage likely to low-lying structures along the river. Regional transportation severely affected, with many major roads flooded or damaged. USGS 85 year flood. Worse than 03/18/1907 and 12/11/1937 floods, but not as severe as the flood of record at Farad on 11/21/1950.
14.5 FeetFlood disaster from Boca downstream to Nixon. Near record flooding of buildings, roads, and bridges in the Verdi/Mogul area. Equal to the record flood at Farad on 11/21/1950. USGS 100 year flood.
15.0 FeetRecord flooding at Farad and near record to record flooding on entire mainstream Truckee. Disastrous flooding of buildings, roads, and bridges in Verdi/Mogul area. Transportation nearly cut off in all directions to/from Reno/Sparks. Well over USGS 100 year flood, and Farad record stage of 14.4 feet, record flow of 17,500 cfs (both set in 11/21/1950).
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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.

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