With all of the craziness expected this weekend, it’s probably a good time put down some resources here so that you can follow the progress of possible flooding in real time. As of this writing, it appears like we are headed for a flood event on par with the December 30, 2005 flood (but likely falling short of the New Year’s 1997 flood), both caused by a strong atmospheric rivers, formerly called Pineapple Expresses.
The National Weather Service employs hydrologists who work in conjunction with their meteorologists in order to forecast water flow in all of the area rivers and creeks. To follow the latest river forecasts and current flows, go to: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=rev
On their main page, you can click on several locations to get flow and forecast information.
The Truckee River Flood Project also has a great page that will let you see maps with projected impacts. Here’s a link: http://truckeeflood.us/349/january_2017_flood_watch.html
These are great resources for everyone to follow what is likely to be a changing picture.
Stay safe, everyone.