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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 26 2022 at 8:17 AM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 27 2022 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2021*
740
2.95
May 12, 2021
2020*
705
2.83
May 18, 2020
2019*
2,130
4.32
Apr 9, 2019
2018*
3,390
5.32
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
5,210
6.53
Jan 8, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1944 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 13 to 23. Light winds.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 44 to 49. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows 17 to 27. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs 33 to 43. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow in the evening. Lows 5 to 15. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph decreasing to around 10 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph in the evening.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 31 to 41.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 11 to 21.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 37 to 47.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Chance of snow after midnight. Lows 16 to 26.

Thursday: Brisk. Snow likely. Highs 32 to 42.

Thursday Night through Friday Night: Brisk. Mostly cloudy with a chance of heavy snow. Lows 13 to 23. Highs 31 to 41.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Highs 33 to 43.
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.