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TRUCKEE RIVER - VISTA (VISN2)
Latitude: 39.52º NLongitude: 119.70º WElevation: 4368 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Dec 17 2014 at 7:48 AM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 17 2014 at 3:00 PM 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)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013
4,180
11.37
Dec 2, 2012
2012
2,140
8.11
Apr 26, 2012
2011
3,460
10.35
Jun 23, 2011
2010
2,600
9.31
Jun 07, 2010
2009
2,170
8.22
May 05, 2009
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Discontinuous 1899 - Present)
1963
18,900
16.76
Feb 01, 1963
1997
18,500
24.16
Jan 02, 1997
1907
17,000
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Mar 18, 1907
1986
16,100
15.82
Feb 18, 1986
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Rest of Today: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Snow level rising to 5000 feet. Highs 43 to 48. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 20 to 25. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 40 to 45. Light winds.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 21 to 26. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph after midnight.

Friday: Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level 5500 feet. Highs 41 to 46. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday Night: Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Lows 25 to 30.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 42 to 47.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Lows 26 to 31. Highs 46 to 51.

Sunday Night through Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 28 to 33. Highs 49 to 54.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetA few low meadow and agricultural areas along river begin to have minor lowland flooding. USGS 5 year flood.
14.0 FeetMaximum safe flow from US Highway 395 in Reno to Nixon, including Truckee Meadows. Releases from Prosser, Stampede, and Boca Reservoirs cut by the US Water Master to maintain less than 6000 cfs through Reno. Very minor flooding of meadows below East McCarran Boulevard in Sparks. Some backwater effects of high Truckee stages extend south along Steamboat Creek to near Pembroke Drive and Rosewood Lakes. USGS 6 year flood.
15.0 FeetFlood Stage - Flooding begins in lowest portions of Truckee Meadows, including Truckee River bike path through Sparks, University Farm, Boynton Slough, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. High Truckee stages begin to cause backwater flooding from storm drains in lower Sparks industrial area, and along Steamboat Creek. USGS 8 year flood.
16.0 FeetMinor flooding begins below US Highway 395 through Sparks, downstream to Lockwood, Tracy, Wadsworth, and Nixon. Below US Highway 395, Reno Hilton RV Park, Truckee River bike path, and parks along river begin flooding. Below East McCarran, the Sparks industrial area, University Farm, Boynton Slough, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, and river bike path flood. Water up to a foot deep in lowest streets of Sparks. USGS 10 year flood.
16.5 FeetMinor flooding US Highway 395 to Nixon, including Truckee Meadows, Sparks, Lockwood, Tracy, and Wadsworth. From US Highway 395 to McCarran, Reno Hilton RV Park, Truckee bike path, parks along river begin flooding. Below McCarran, Sparks industrial area, University Farms, Boynton Slough, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, Truckee bike path flooded up to a foot deep. Some homes in Wadsworth become inaccessible, but not flooded. USGS 10 year flood.
17.5 FeetMinor lowland flooding from US Highway 395 in Reno to Nixon, including Truckee Meadows, Sparks, Lockwood, Tracy, and Wadsworth. River begins to go well out of banks below US Highway 395, many areas flooded between Greg and Mill Streets between US Highway 395 and McCarran. Reno Hilton RV Park flooded. East of McCarran, much of University Farms area flooded, with Sparks industrial area south of Greg Street flooded up to 2 feet deep. USGS 20 year flood.
18.5 FeetModerate flooding from US Highway 395 in Reno to Nixon, including Truckee Meadows, Sparks, Lockwook, Tracy, and Wadsworth. Sparks industrial area flooded up to 3 feet deep, sandbags should be in place. River out of banks below US Highway 395, many areas flood between Greg and Mill Streets west of McCarran. River completely out of banks from Greg Street south to Pembroke Drive east of McCarran. USGS 22 year flood.
19.0 FeetSignificant flooding US Highway 395 at Reno to Nixon, including Truckee Meadows and Sparks. Serious lowland flooding Vista to Nixon. Transportation begins to be affected in eastern Truckee Meadows, Greg Street south to Mill Street flooded from Reno Hilton east to McCarran. Below McCarran, Glendale Avenue to Pembroke Drive flooded. Reno Hilton RV Park begins to flood. Sparks industrial area under about 4 feet of water, some buildings flood. USGS 25 year flood.
20.0 FeetSignificant flooding US Highway 395 in Reno to Nixon. Sparks industrial area floods up to 5 feet deep, some buildings flood. Lowest homes in Lockwood, Wadsworth, Nixon begin to flood. Moderate transportation impacts, many roads flood. Some roads affected include Rock Boulevard south of Greg Street, East McCarran from Interstate 80 south to Pembroke, Mill Street east of Greg Street. Water up to bottom of Glendale Avenue bridge, which remains open. USGS 30 year flood.
20.5 FeetSignificant flooding US Highway 395 in Reno to Nixon. Moderate transportation impacts and road damage. Sparks industrial area flooded up to 6 feet, many buildings flooded. Glendale Avenue bridge closed, Greg Street still open. Water leaves channel at Glendale, flows south to Hilton Pond, but Reno Airport not flooded. Rock Boulevard closed south of Greg Street. McCarran closed from Interstat 80 south to Boynton Slough and Pembroke. Mill Street closed east of Greg Street. USGS 33 year flood.
21.0 FeetMajor flooding from US Highway 395 at Reno to Nixon including Sparks, Lockwood, Tracy, and Wadsworth. Significant property and infrastructure damage. Sparks industrial area flooded up to 6 to 7 feet deep. Many bridges over Truckee in Reno-Sparks flooded, but little impact to Reno Airport, Interstate 80, or US Highway 395. Phone, power, water supplies begin to be affected. Western Hidden Valley, by Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, begins to flood. USGS 40 year flood.
21.5 FeetMajor flooding from US Highway 395 at Reno to Nixon including Truckee Meadows, Sparks, Lockwood, Tracy, and Wadsworth. Significant property and infrastructure damage. Sparks industrial area flooded up to 7 feet deep. Many bridges over Truckee in Reno-Sparks flooded with serious transportation impacts, flooding just begins to affect Reno Airport. Phone, power, water supplies begin to be affected. USGS 40 year flood.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding from US Highway 395 at Reno to Nixon. Significant property and infrastructure damage through the region. Phone, power, water supplies begin to be affected. Sparks industrial area flooded up to 8 feet deep. Reno Airport begins to flood with severe runway ponding due to poor drainage. Many bridges closed or flooded with serious transportation impacts. Interstate 80 and US Highway 395 not yet affected. USGS 50 year flood.
22.5 FeetMajor flooding with serious damage to property and infrastructure from Reno to Nixon, including Truckee Meadows. Reno Airport flooded 1 to 2 feet deep as river leaves channel near Glendale Avenue and fills Hilton Pond. Most roads and bridges near river flood. Severe flooding on Steamboat Creek and North Truckee Drain due to Truckee backup. Flood waters in Sparks industrial area up to 9 feet deep. USGS 55 year flood.
23.0 FeetExtensive property and infrastructure damage from US Highway 395 at Reno to Nixon including Truckee Meadows. Sparks industrial area flooded up to 10 feet deep. Reno Airport under 3 to 5 feet of water. Mira Loma, Boynton Slough, Rosewood Lakes Districts flooded. Access to Hidden Valley nearly cut. Flooding on Steamboat Creek south of Mira Loma, and North Truckee Drain north to Prater Way due to Truckee River backup. USGS 60 year flood.
24.0 FeetFlood disaster from US Highway 395 at Reno to Nixon including Sparks and Truckee Meadows. Extensive damage to property, infrastructure in floodplain. Reno Airport under 4 feet of water. Sparks industrial area flooded over 10 feet deep. Interstate 80 and US Highway 395 closed in all directions from Reno. Sewer lines on bridges severed. Truckee Meadows flooded from Reno Airport east to Hidden Valley, and Glendale Avenue, Interstate 80, Prater Way south to Mira Loma. USGS 70 year flood.
25.0 FeetRecord catastrophic flood from Reno to Nixon. Extensive damage to property and infrastructure in floodplain. Reno Airport under 5 feet of water. Power, phone, transportation, water, hospital services distrupted. Most bridges over Truckee River closed. Truckee Meadows flooded US Highway 395 and Reno Airport east to Hidden Valley, and from Glendale Avenue and Interstate 80 south to Mira Loma. Interstate 80 and US Highway 395 closed in all directions. USGS 100 year flood.
26.0 FeetRecord catastrophic flood from Reno to Nixon. Region-wide damage to property and infrastructure in floodplain. Reno Airport under 6 feet of water. Transportation, power, phone, water, hospital services disrupted through region. Truckee Meadows flooded from US Highway 395 east to Hidden Valley and from Glendale Avenue, Interstate 80, Prater Way to south of Mira Loma. Interstate 80 and US Highway 395 closed from Reno in all directions. 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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