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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Steamboat Creek (NV) at Steamboat are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Vista
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 6
Moderate Flood Stage: 4.8
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 3
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 6.26 ft on 02/17/1986 (P)
(2) 6.26 ft on 12/31/2005 (P)
(3) 5.60 ft on 01/01/1997 (P)
(4) 5.15 ft on 01/11/2017 (P)
(5) 5.02 ft on 01/09/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.70 ft on 03/10/2023 (P)
(2) 3.01 ft on 02/14/2023 (P)
(3) 3.24 ft on 01/09/2023 (P)
(4) 3.36 ft on 03/22/2018 (P)
(5) 4.30 ft on 02/10/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.44 ft on 08/09/2007
(2) 0.44 ft on 09/09/1977
(3) 0.44 ft on 09/01/2007
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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6.8 Near Record flood with serious damage from Pleasant Valley to Vista, including the communities of Steamboat, Damonte Ranch, Mira Loma, Hidden Valley and the UNR agricultural farm. Livestock at the farm will need to be evacuated to higher ground. Impacts in Hidden Valley and UNR farm dependent on Truckee River level and backwater contribution. Similar level to 12/31/2005 and 2/17/1986 floods.
6 Major flooding with significant damage from Pleasant Valley to Vista, including communities of Steamboat, Damonte Ranch, Mira Loma, Hidden Valley and the UNR agricultural farm. Livestock at the farm may need to be evacuated to higher ground. Impacts in Hidden Valley and UNR farm dependent on Truckee River level and backwater contribution. Similar to January 1997 level.
4.8 Moderate flooding with some flood damage from Pleasant Valley to Vista, including the communities of Steamboat, Damonte Ranch, Mira Loma, Hidden Valley and the UNR agricultural farm. Multiple road closures likely. Impacts in Hidden Valley and UNR farm area dependent on Truckee River level and backwater contribution. Slightly exceeding the February 10, 2017 crest.
4 Flood Stage: Minor lowland flooding approaching and potentially closing several roads including Towne Drive, Anderson Lane, and Rhodes Road. High flows in local ditches may also cause or exacerbate flooding. Slightly below February 2017 peak.
3 Monitor Stage; no flooding in reach, but some lowland inundation. Remove property from low lying areas, prepare for flooding if additional rises are expected, Excessive flow in local ditches could lead to localized impacts.
Photos
(1) Downstream View Of Confluence With Steamboat Ditch
(2) Upstream View Toward Rhodes Road Bridge

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Reported historic crest estimates have been normalized using USGS Rating 14 (as of 11/7/2023) due to previous channel, location and/or datum changes. For observed crests please go to:https://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/peak/?site_no=10349300
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