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Latitude: 39.63º NLongitude: 119.28º WElevation: 4070 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Issuance Time: Jan 20 2019 at 8:31 AM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 21 2019 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 13.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Jan 9, 2017
Jan 30, 2016
Feb 9, 2015
Feb 10, 2014
Dec 3, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Discontinuous 1965 - Present)
Jan 3, 1997
Jan 9, 2017
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Tonight: Rain, snow and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then snow likely after midnight. Snow level 6000 feet lowering to the valley floor. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches with 3 to 7 inches above 5000 feet. Lows 27 to 32. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

Martin Luther King Jr Day: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Chance of snow. Highs 36 to 41. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 16 to 21. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 38 to 43. Light winds.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 21 to 26. Light winds.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 50.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 23 to 28.

Thursday through Saturday Night: Clear. Highs 46 to 51. Lows 24 to 29.

Sunday: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 48 to 53.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetMonitor stage. Very high flow, but no flooding between between Derby Dam and Nixon, river is near bank full in some areas.
15.0 FeetFlood stage. Minor flooding of agricultural lands along the river.
17.0 FeetSignificant flooding of agricultural lands and some rural roads along the river. Water approaching some low lying homes near Wadsworth and Nixon. Access to several homes may be limited or closed. Similar to 1/9/2017 and 12/31/2005 peaks.
19.0 FeetMajor flooding of agricultural lands and rural roads between Derby Dam and Nixon, including some structures in Wadsworth and Nixon. These areas include but not limited to Consetoga Ave, Quail Ave, and West Truckee River Ranch Road.
20.0 FeetNear record flooding. Extensive flooding of agricultural areas, roads, homes and infrastructure between Derby Dam and Nixon. Numerous homes impacted near Wadsworth. Slightly in excess of January 1997 peak.
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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.