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

 | 

TRUCKEE RIVER - VISTA (VISN2)
Latitude: 39.52º NLongitude: 119.70º WElevation: 4368 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Monitor Stage: 15.0 FeetFlood Stage: 17.0 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.

Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023*
5,270
12.87
May 23, 2023
2022*
5,590
13.32
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
765
5.11
May 7, 2021
2020*
1,900
7.71
May 18, 2020
2019*
5,100
12.62
Apr 9, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Discontinuous 1899 - Present) - Ranked by Flow
1963*
18,900
16.76**
Feb 01, 1963
1997*
18,500
24.16**
Jan 02, 1997
1907*
17,000
--
Mar 18, 1907
1986*
16,100
15.82**
Feb 18, 1986
2006*
13,700
20.28
Dec 31, 2005
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Gage location 1.2 miles downstream. Datum change with a difference of -0.99 ft must be applied to data before 10/01/1993 to convert to current datum.
Location Photographs
ESRI™ Locator Map
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clear after midnight. Lows 64 to 74. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday: Sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 95 to 100. Light winds.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clear after midnight. Lows 65 to 75. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 96 to 101. West winds around 10 mph in the morning becoming light.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 65 to 75. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 93 to 98.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 62 to 72.

Thursday: Sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 91 to 96.

Thursday Night and Friday: Breezy, clear. Lows 60 to 70. Highs 89 to 94.

Friday Night through Sunday: Breezy, clear. Lows 54 to 64. Highs 87 to 92.
Impacts - E19 Information
26.0 FeetCatastrophic Record flooding with massive damage to property and infrastructure, major disruption to power, communication, transportation, water, and hospital services from Greg Street Bridge in Reno to Derby Dam.
25.0 FeetRecord Flooding from Reno to Derby Dam. Disastrous flooding with extensive damage to property and infrastructure in the floodplain, including the airport. Major disruption to power, communication, transportation, water, and hospital services.
24.0 FeetFlood disaster from Greg Street Bridge in Reno to Derby Dam. Reno Airport under several feet of water. Deepest areas in Sparks Industrial area up to 10 feet deep. Flooding likely impacting highway 80. Truckee River floods roads accessing homes in Lockwood in addition to major backwater flooding on Long Valley Creek. Peak similar to 1/2/1997 peak stage.
23.0 FeetExtensive damage from Reno to Derby Dam, including the Reno Airport, Sparks, and the Truckee Meadows. Truckee Meadows flooded from Reno Airport east to Hidden Valley and Glendale Ave and Interstate 80 south to Mira Loma. Some flooding north of I-80 likely near Sparks Blvd.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding with significant property and infrastructure damage. Many bridges closed. Ponding water likely impacting Reno Airport.
21.0 FeetMajor Flood Stage. Major flooding from Greg Street Bridge to Derby Dam, numerous roads and bridges flooded, extensive flooding in the Sparks Industrial area, and numerous lower homes in Hidden Valley. Phone, power, and water supplies begin to be impacted.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding impacts from Reno to Derby Dam impacting numerous roads, Sparks Industrial area, and several low lying homes in Hidden Valley. Similar to 12/31/2005 peak stage, and slightly higher than 1/9/2017.
19.0 FeetModerate flooding. Numerous road closures including East McCarren, East Mill Street, Clean Water Way, Pembroke Lane, and many streets in the Sparks Industrial area. Combined backwater and local tributary flows may start impacting lowest homes near Boynton Slough in Hidden Valley. Flooding of lower ranch lands below Lockwood. Slightly lower than 1/9/2017 peak stage.
18.5 FeetModerate Flood Stage. More extensive out of bank flows beginning to significantly impact low lying areas along the river including areas around North Edison Way, UNR farms, Clean Water Way, Pembroke Lane and Lower Steamboat Creek. Stormwater flooding likely in Sparks Industrial area. Backwater issues begin to impact Long Valley Creek in Lockwood.
18.0 FeetExpanding minor flood impacts through low lying areas with increasing backwater problems. Water just starting to overflow the south bank near North Edison Way. Similar to 2/10/17 peak. No adverse river flooding impacts between the eastern edge of Sparks and Derby Dam.
17.0 FeetMinor Flood Stage. Minor flooding below Greg Street Bridge including parks and bike path along the river, UNR Farms, and backwater flooding of Steamboat Creek and Boynton Slough. Stormwater flooding possible in Sparks Industrial area with heavy valley rains. No adverse river flooding impacts between the eastern edge of Sparks and Derby Dam.
16.0 FeetNear maximum safe channel capacity between Greg Street Bridge and Derby Dam. High Truckee River stage leads to increasing backwater south along Steamboat Creek and limits stormwater drainage from the Sparks Industrial area. Similar to secondary January 2017 peak (1/11/17).
15.0 FeetMonitor Stage. Approaching bankfull from Greg Street Bridge in Reno to Derby Dam. Releases from flood control reservoirs (Prosser, Stampede and Boca) are cut slightly in advance of this level. Very minor flooding of low lying meadows and Truckee River bike path below East McCarran Boulevard in Sparks. Some backwater effects extend south along Steamboat Creek to near Pembroke Drive, and could hinder storm water drainage in the Sparks Industrial area.
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.