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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
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)
Today: Heavy snow showers likely. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 3 to 9 inches. Highs 25 to 35. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Blowing snow. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches. Lows 12 to 22. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 70 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs 30 to 40. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 95 mph decreasing to 80 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 21 to 31. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 45. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph.

Tuesday Night: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 19 to 29.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 45. Lows 15 to 25.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 34 to 44.

Thursday Night through Friday Night: Clear. Lows 13 to 23. Highs 38 to 48.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 39 to 49.
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.