As some of the snowpack melts during the past several days, flows in the Truckee River are increasing. Today, flows through Reno reached 2,200 cubic-feet-per-second (CFS) rising more than 400 CFS over the past 5 days. The Federal Watermaster continues to hold flows out of Lake Tahoe to 500 CFS.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service in an Reno Gazette-Journal story that the Sierra around Tahoe could exceed the previous record snowpack set in 1983. The March 1 snow survey showed that the Truckee River basin was at more than 200 percent of normal.