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TRUCKEE RIVER - TRUCKEE (TRCC1)
Latitude: 39.30º NLongitude: 120.20º WElevation: 5860 Feet
Location: Placer County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Nov 23 2017 at 8:42 AM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 3.7 FeetFlood Stage: 4.5 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016*
1,520
3.85
Jan 30, 2016
2015*
11
1.75
Feb 7, 2015
2014*
724
2.91
Feb 9, 2014
2013*
1,810
4.12
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
1,140
3.41
Jan 21, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1944 to Present)
1997*
11,900
9.97
Jan 2, 1997
1963*
11,000
9.25
Feb 1, 1963
1956*
7,760
8.00
Dec 23, 1955
1951*
6,480
7.35
Nov 20, 1950
2006*
6,030
7.11
Dec 31, 2005
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
3.7 FeetMonitor Stage. No flooding along the Truckee River from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. Approx 1470 cfs. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 2 chance of being exceeded any year.
4.5 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. Truckee River bike path between the River Ranch at Alpine Meadows Road to Tahoe City begins to flood. Basements and yards of some low-lying homes along the river begin to flood. Deep Creek Campground begins to flood. About 2270 cfs. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 4 chance of being exceeded any year.
5.0 FeetMinor flooding from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. Truckee River bike patch between the River Ranch at Alpine Meadows Road to Tahoe City flooded up to a foot deep. Minor flooding of basements and yards of some low-lying homes along the river. Deep Creek Campground has limited access due to flooding. Minor flooding begins at Silver Creek Campground. About 2850 cfs. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 5 chance of being exceeded any year.
5.5 FeetModerate flooding from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. About 3500 cfs. Flooding of yards and basements of low-lying homes along river, some private bridges begin to be impacted. Campgrounds along river flooded. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 7 chance of being exceeded any year.
6.0 FeetModerate flooding from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. About 4200 cfs. Flooding of yards and basements of low-lying homes along river, some private bridges impacted. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 9 chance of being exceeded any year.
6.5 FeetMajor flooding along Truckee River between Squaw Creek in the Alpine Meadows area and Truckee. About 5000 cfs. Some private bridges and low-lying structures along the river flood. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 12 chance of being exceeded any year.
7.0 FeetMajor flooding along Truckee River between Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area and Truckee. About 5850 cfs. Significant damage to some private bridges and low-lying structures along the river. Like flood of Dec 31, 2005. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 15 chance of being exceeded any year.
7.5 FeetMajor flooding with damage to private bridges and low-lying structures from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. About 6800 cfs. Like flood of November 20, 1950. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 20 chance of being exceeded any year.
8.0 FeetMajor flooding with damage to roads, bridges and structures along Truckee River between Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area and Truckee. Like flood of December 23, 1955. About 7800 cfs. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 25 chance of being exceeded any year.
8.5 FeetMajor flooding from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. Significant damage to many roads, bridges and structures along the river. About 8850 cfs. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 30 chance of being exceeded any year.
9.0 FeetMajor flooding from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. Significant damage to many roads, bridges and structures along the river. About 10000 cfs. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 35 chance of being exceeded any year.
9.25 FeetMajor, near record flooding. Like flood of February 1, 1963. Significant damage to many structures, roads and bridges along river from Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area to Truckee. About 10700 cfs. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 40 chance of being exceeded any year.
10.0 FeetRecord flooding, like flood of January 2, 1997. Flow 11,900 cfs. Serious damage to many structures, bridges and roads near the river between Bear Creek in the Alpine Meadows area and Truckee. USGS estimates this much flow has about a 1 in 50 chance of being exceeded any year.
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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.