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TRUCKEE RIVER - WADSWORTH (WADN2)
Latitude: 39.63º NLongitude: 119.28º WElevation: 4070 Feet
Location: Washoe County in NevadaRiver Group: Eastern Sierra
Monitor Stage: 13.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
5,380
11.14
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
487
5.18
Jun 4, 2021
2020*
1,490
7.07
May 18, 2020
2019*
6,670
12.38
Feb 14, 2019
2018*
6,020
11.73
Apr 8, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Discontinuous 1965 - Present) - Ranked by Flow
1997*
19,100
19.64
Jan 3, 1997
1986*
16,800
15.11**
Feb 19, 1986
2006*
14,800
16.89
Dec 31, 2005
2017*
14,500
16.99
Jan 9, 2017
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Prior to September 1986, gage was located 0.5 mile downstream at a different datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (NVZ003)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Patchy blowing snow in the morning. Blowing snow in the afternoon. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs 44 to 49. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

Tonight: Heavy snow and rain in the evening, then heavy snow after midnight. Blowing snow through the night. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches with 5 to 11 inches above 5000 feet. Lows 25 to 30. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

Saturday: Heavy snow. Patchy blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches with 3 to 7 inches above 5000 feet. Highs 34 to 39. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

Saturday Night: Snow in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight. Patchy blowing snow through the night. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Lows 20 to 25. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Highs 35 to 40. West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to southwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.

Sunday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the evening. Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Lows 16 to 21.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs 39 to 44.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 19 to 24.

Tuesday through Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Highs 43 to 48. Lows 22 to 27.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Highs 41 to 46.
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.