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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: May 25 2019 at 9:07 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 4.5 FeetFlood Stage: 5.5 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017*
5,210
6.53
Jan 8, 2017
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
 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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Snow level 8000 to 8500 feet. Highs 50 to 60. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Snow level 8000 to 8500 feet. Lows 31 to 41. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Showers likely in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet. Snow accumulation of 1 to 4 inches. Highs 39 to 49. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night: Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers after midnight. Snow level 7000 feet. Lows 25 to 30. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet rising to 8500 feet. Highs 46 to 56. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 29 to 39.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 54 to 64. Lows 30 to 40.

Wednesday through Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 57 to 67. Lows 31 to 41.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 32 to 42.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 69.
Impacts - E19 Information
4.5 FeetMonitor Stage. No flooding along the Truckee River from Alpine Meadows to Truckee.
5.5 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding from Alpine Meadows to Truckee. Minor flooding of landscapes, basements, and crawl spaces in low lying properties. Riverside campgrounds may be impacted by flooding from small tributaries and overland flow, but little impact to campgrounds is expected from the river.
6.5 FeetFlooding from Alpine Meadows to Truckee, including yards, crawl spaces, basements, private bridges, and campgrounds. Flow similar to January 2017 event.
7.0 FeetModerate flooding along Truckee River between Alpine Meadows and Truckee. Significant damage to some private bridges and low-lying structures along the river is possible. Flows similar to the flood of December 31 2005.
7.5 FeetMajor flooding with damage to roads, bridges and structures along the Truckee River between Alpine Meadows and Truckee including low lying homes. Highway 89 likely overtopped near the Pole Creek Road.>
8.5 FeetMajor flooding from the Alpine Meadows area through Truckee. Significant damage is likely to many roads, bridges, structures and homes along the river.
9.5 FeetNear record flooding, widespread damage to homes, businesses, roads, and bridges along river from Alpine Meadows through Truckee.
10.0 FeetRecord flooding, similar to the flood of January, 2 1997. Widespread and major damage is likely to many homes, businesses, bridges and roads near the river from the Alpine Meadows area through Truckee.
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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.