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TRUCKEE RIVER - TRUCKEE (TRCC1)
Latitude: 39.30º NLongitude: 120.20º WElevation: 5860 Feet
Location: Placer County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Eastern SierraRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: May 18 2024 at 8:45 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 19 2024 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
2022*
2,130**
4.50**
Oct 24, 2021
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
 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
 ** Estimated
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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ072)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 38 to 48. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 60 to 70. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows 30 to 40. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the evening becoming light.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 55 to 65. Light winds becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 29 to 39. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 61 to 71.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 34 to 44.

Wednesday through Thursday: Clear. Highs 61 to 71. Lows 34 to 44.

Thursday Night and Friday: Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 58 to 68.

Friday Night and Saturday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 57 to 67.
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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.