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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: Dec 11 2018 at 12:23 PM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 12 2018 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
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)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 19 to 24. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 50 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 37 to 42. Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 11 to 21. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 42 to 47. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 18 to 28. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs 40 to 45.

Friday Night: Breezy. Partly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Lows 19 to 29.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 39 to 44.

Saturday Night through Monday: Breezy. Snow and rain likely. Lows 18 to 28. Highs 38 to 43.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow. Lows 17 to 27. Highs 39 to 44.
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.