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California Water Science Center
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This webcam, located beside the USGS stream-gaging station on the Truckee River at Tahoe City (see map), gives a panoramic view of the river near the Lake Tahoe Dam and the Fanny Bridge on Highway 89. The gage is approximately 500 feet downstream of the dam and provides continuous monitoring of the outflow from Lake Tahoe, plus certain river and environmental conditions such as air and water temperature, precipitation, and specific conductance.
| Latest Gage Readings*
*Gage records are provisional and subject to revision.
|River Flow (Discharge)
(Historic peak: 19 Jun 1969, 2,630 ft²/s)
|Stage (Gage Height)
(Streambed: 1.3 ft)
|2014-09-30 10:00 PDT||7.5 ft³/s (graph)||1.67 feet (graph)|
USGS Gage House
This houses the electronic equipment which records certain river and environmental parameters. These data are continually transmitted to the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS).
Lake Tahoe Dam and Truckee River
The Lake Tahoe Dam controls the upper 6.1 feet of the lake by regulating the amount of water released into the Truckee River. The concrete slab-and-buttress dam was completed in 1913, and is 109 feet long and 18 feet high.