National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service

Start of River Group | 

TRUCKEE RIVER - TRUCKEE (TRCC1)
Latitude: 39.30º NLongitude: 120.20º WElevation: 5860 Feet
Location: Placer County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Aug 05 2020 at 7:15 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 06 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 4.5 FeetFlood Stage: 5.5 Feet
Observed Data Credit
Gage owner logo

Raw streamflow data is provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
View USGS Data for this station location.

Verification - Historical Graphical RVF
Month:  
Day:  
Year:  
Cycle:  
To view other verification locations, use our Historical Graphical River Forecast Interface.
Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
2,130
4.32
Apr 9, 2019
2018*
3,390
5.32
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
5,210
6.53
Jan 8, 2017
2016*
1,520
3.85
Jan 30, 2016
2015*
11
1.75
Feb 7, 2015
 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
Location Photographs
ESRI™ Locator Map
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 39 to 49. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 70 to 80. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 40 to 50. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 72 to 82. Light winds.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clear after midnight. Lows 44 to 54. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 75 to 85.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clear after midnight. Lows 45 to 55.

Sunday through Monday: Mostly clear with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 77 to 87. Lows 46 to 56.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clear after midnight. Lows 46 to 56.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 74 to 84.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Clear. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 72 to 82.
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.
Product Disclaimer

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.