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TRUCKEE RIVER - RENO (TRRN2)
Latitude: 39.53º NLongitude: 119.79º WElevation: 4445 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Sep 01 2014 at 8:12 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 02 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 9.0 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*
4,030
8.46
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
2,170
7.09
Apr 26, 2012
2011*
3,420
8.07
May 8, 2011
2010*
2,630
7.49
Jun 7, 2010
2009*
2,090
7.00
May 5, 2009
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - March 1907** to Present)
1956*
20,800
13.63
Dec 23, 1955
1951*
19,900
13.83
Nov 21, 1950
1963*
18,400
13.28
Feb 1, 1963
1997*
18,200
14.94
Jan 2, 1997
1907*
14,600
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Mar 18, 1907
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1947 with segmented periods back to Mar 1907
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Sunny. Highs 89 to 94. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 54 to 64. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the evening becoming light.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 84 to 89. Light winds becoming northeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 49 to 59. Northeast winds up to 10 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 81 to 86. North winds up to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 48 to 58.

Friday through Monday: Clear. Highs 82 to 87. Lows 51 to 61.
Impacts - E19 Information
9.0 FeetNo flooding from Mogul to US Highway 395, including downtown Reno. Lowest meadows and agricultural areas below US Highway 395 begin to flood. USGS 5 year flood.
9.5 FeetNo flooding from Mogul to US Highway 395, including Reno. This is maximum safe channel capacity below US Highway 395. Relese from Prosser, Stampede, and Boca Reservoirs are cut by the US Water Master to maintain less than 6000 cfs at Reno. USGS 6 year flood.
10.0 FeetVery high flows, but no flooding from Mogul to US Highway 395, including downtown Reno. Just downstream, Reno Hilton RV Park, Truckee River bike path, and parks along river begin to flood at this stage. USGS 10 year flood.
10.5 FeetHighest safe flow from Mogul to US Highway 395, including downtown Reno. Just downstream, Reno Hilton RV Park floods. USGS 20 year flood.
11.0 FeetFlood Stage - Near bankfull from Mogul to US Highway 395, including downtown Reno. Some very minor flooding of lowlands, parks, and trails along river. In downtown Reno, Wingfield Park begins to flood and water begins to go over Arlington Street bridge. USGS 25 year flood.
11.5 FeetMinor flooding Mogul to US Highway 395, including downtown Reno. River slightly out of banks with minor flooding of lowlands, parks, and trails along river between Mogul and Reno. Idlewild Park begins to flood, Wingfield Park flooded as much as a foot deep. River banks are slightly overtopped in downtown Reno, water is flowing over Arlington Street bridge slightly. USGS 30 year flood.
12.0 FeetModerate flooding Mogul to US Highway 395, including downtown Reno. River banks overtopped a few inches through downtown Reno. Idlewild and Wingfield Parks flood 2 to 3 feet deep. River Oaks and River Bend trailer parks above Mogul, and Mayberry Crossing, Dorostkar, Crissie Caughlin and Oxbow Parks west of Reno area flooded at this stage. Moderate impacts to roads and bridges still open at this stage, Arlington closed. USGS 33 year flood.
12.5 FeetSignificant flooding Mogul to US Highway 395, including downtown Reno. River well out of banks downtown, nearly a foot deep. Idlewild and Wingfield Parks flooded up to 5 feet deep. Significant impacts of roads, many bridges over Truckee begin to flood. All bridges closed near this stage except Keystone, Wells, and US Highway 395. Flooding just begins to affect Reno Airport. Phone, power, and water supplies begin to be affected. USGS 40 year flood.
13.0 FeetMajor flooding with serious damage Mogul to US Highway 395. Downtown Reno and Reno Airport begin serious flooding, 1 to 2 feet deep. Transportation severely impacted, many roads and bridges near river flood. Only Keystone, Wells, and US Highway 395 bridges open. Downtown flooded from 1st Street on north to Island Avenue and Riverwalk on south. Idlewild and Wingfield Parks flooded about 6 feet deep. USGS 50 year flood.
13.5 FeetMajor flood damage to property and infrastructure in floodplain Mogul to Reno. Flood waters in downtown Reno and at Reno Airport 2 to 3 feet deep. Downtown Reno flooded from between 1st and 2nd Streets on north to between Island Avenue and Court and Mills Streets on south. Comstock and CalNeva Casinos, Bus Depo, Arlington Towers, Courthouse, Post Office, and stores flood downtown unless sandbagged. Idlewild and Wingfield Parks flood 8 feet deep. USGS 60 year flood.
14.0 FeetFlood disaster Mogul to Reno, extensive property and infrastructure damage. Reno Airport and downtown under about 4 feet of water. Downtown Reno flooded from 2nd Street on north to Court and Mills Streets on south. Casinos, hotels, stores, Post Office, Court House, phone building, Bus Depot, churches, museums, and parks flood. Sewer lines on bridges severed. Idlewild and Wingfield Parks flood 9 to 10 feet. All bridges over Truckee closed except Keystone, Wells, and US Highway 395. USGS 70 year flood.
14.5 FeetNear record flood with extensive damage to property and infrastructure in flood plain from Mogul to Reno. Reno Airport and downtown under about 5 feet of water. Power, phone, transportation, water, and hospital services disrupted. All bridges over Truckee closed except Keystone, Wells, and US Highway 395. Downtown Reno flooded from between 2nd and 3rd Streets on north to Court and Mills Streets on south. USGS 100 year flood.
15.0 FeetRecord catastrophic flooding from Mogul to Reno. Property and infrastructure in flood plain sustain heavy damage throughout region. Reno Airport and downtown under 6 feet of water. Transportation, power, phone, water, and hospital services disrupted throughout region. Only Interstat 80, Keystone, Wells, and US Highway 395 bridges open. Downtown Reno flooded from near 3rd Street on north to Court and Mills Streets on south. Slightly over USGS 100 year flood.
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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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