Based upon the forecasts, the upcoming atmospheric river will be dumping a crap-ton of water on the Sierras this weekend and the Truckee River should be putting on quite the show. Since we live right on this beast we set up our Christmas gift is now your Truckee River Live Cam for your live streaming enjoyment. Ellen and I will be actively updating this post with updates, photos and videos so check back frequently.
11:21 pm Sunday, January 8th, 2017 – Troys Truckee Rivergeddon Log
The river has continued to rise and is running even faster than before but the rising seems to be slowing. The logs tearing down the river hitting our trees are making quite the racket… makes one a wee bit nervous. This will be the last check in today unless something major happens. I expect to post on the crest as we will be up throughout the night checking on things I’m sure. Below is a video showing a huge tree about half the width of the river that we heard break off, come down the river, hit our first tree and keep going. Its a bit hard to see but check it out.
7:00 pm Sunday, January 8th, 2017 – Troys Truckee Rivergeddon Log
The river continues to rise and is flowing crazy fast. The rive s literally a few feet from the base of our deck. Getting a bit nervous :) The time lapse below is from today, 6AM-6PM. We hope you like it!
2:15 pm Sunday, January 8th, 2017 – Troys Truckee Rivergeddon Log
The river has dramatically increased in flow and depth, like 4-5 ft! Check out the time lapse video below of the river from 9am to 2pm.
9:15 am Sunday, January 8th, 2017 – Troys Truckee Rivergeddon Log
We literally watched the river as it rose this morning by at least a foot and a half in just under an hour. Around 8am we had coffee, checked the measuring stick and were discussing the lack of rain so far. In the 10 minutes we sat having coffee the river visibly rose and gained even more momentum. It was impressive considering all floods I have seen here. Currently its raining steadily and the river continues its inevitable rise. The water marker shows 2ft of rise so far! We will keep you posted.
1:16 pm Saturday, January 7th, 2017 – Troys Truckee Rivergeddon Log
We planted Ellen’s official measuring stick and at 6′ I’m afraid it might be a little too short. The river is basically at its usual level and flow rate. We haven’t seen too much rain in downtown river as of yet but will keep you posted. Check out the video below to get a perspective of our home in relation to the river.
10:13 pm Friday, January 6th, 2017 – Troys Truckee Rivergeddon Log
Kind of feeling partially prepared. The HOA sandbagged our backdoor but apparently considered moving two chairs too much of an inconvenience to sandbag the floor to ceiling window as they did our neighbors. I wouldn’t normally complain but Ellen brought the workers drinks. Ugh millenials today haha. Ugh. The twins assure me they have the everything off the basement floors. We still have to sandbag the garage area and back window, check the basement sump pump and grocery shop for hot chocolate and flood food. Oh, and Ellen crafted a bitchin’ water measuring device out of PVC to be planted and secured tomorrow morning. Pictures and funny videos to come.
9:05 pm Friday, January 6th, 2017 – Troys Truckee Rivergeddon Log
A friend posted about an hour ago that the National Weather Service said at this moment there was 614 cubic feet of water flowing down the Truckee every second. By Sunday around midnight they expect there will be in the neighborhood of 13,000 cfs. Just imagining that is scary.