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

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
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
2018*
6,190
13.85
Apr 7, 2018
 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
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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.
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Impacts - E19 Information
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.
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 (1/11/2017).
17.0 FeetFlood 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.
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 2/10/2017 peak. No adverse river flooding impacts between the eastern edge of Sparks and Derby Dam.
18.5 FeetMore 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.>
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.
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.
21.0 FeetMajor 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.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding with significant property and infrastructure damage. Many bridges closed. Ponding water likely impacting Reno Airport.
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.
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 Interstate 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.