Truckee River

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Truckee River Levels

September 22 2023

8,932 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-40.0 cfs (-0.88%) since yesterday
150.95% of Normal 13 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Truckee River was last observed at 4,503 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 8,932 acre-ft of water today; about 151% of normal. River levels are high. Average streamflow for this time of year is 2,983 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2017-05-06 when daily discharge volume was observed at 62,940 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Truckee R A Farad Ca reporting a streamflow rate of 555 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Truckee River Nr Tracy with a gauge stage of 7.09 ft. This river is monitored from 13 different streamgauging stations along the Truckee River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 6,235 ft, the Truckee R A Tahoe City Ca.

Last Updated 2023-09-22
Streamflow 4,503.2 cfs
Percent of Normal 150.95%
Maximum 62,940.0 cfs

About the truckee river

The Truckee River is a 121-mile-long river located in California and Nevada. It begins at Lake Tahoe and flows through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, eventually ending in Pyramid Lake. The river has a rich history, with Native American tribes, such as the Paiute and Washoe, utilizing the area for fishing and hunting. Today, the Truckee River serves as a crucial source of water for agricultural irrigation and drinking water for the surrounding communities. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Boca Reservoir and the Stampede Reservoir, which regulate water flow and provide hydroelectric power. In addition to its practical uses, the Truckee River is also a popular destination for recreational activities, such as fishing, kayaking, and camping.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Truckee R A Tahoe City Ca
USGS 10337500
69 cfs 2.46 ft 0
Truckee R Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338000
80 cfs 1.64 ft 0
Truckee R Bl Martis C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10339410
114 cfs 3.71 ft 0
Truckee R A Boca Bridge Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10344505
484 cfs 6.47 ft 1.04
Truckee R A Farad Ca
USGS 10346000
555 cfs 4.18 ft 0
Truckee River Nr Mogul
USGS 10347460
374 cfs 5.84 ft 1.36
Truckee R At Reno
USGS 10348000
371 cfs 4.42 ft 3.06
Truckee R Nr Sparks
USGS 10348200
337 cfs 5.44 ft 4.01
Truckee R At Vista
USGS 10350000
418 cfs 4.18 ft 3.21
Truckee River Nr Tracy
USGS 10350340
436 cfs 7.09 ft -5.01
Truckee R Bl Derby Dam Nr Wadsworth
USGS 10351600
433 cfs 3.16 ft -1.81
Truckee R At Wadsworth
USGS 10351650
415 cfs 5.12 ft -8.59
Truckee R Nr Nixon
USGS 10351700
417 cfs 3.91 ft -3.92

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