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River Forecasts

River Forecast Guidance products are issued jointly with the California Department of Water Resources. These products are for guidance purposes only. Select WFO Products for OFFICIAL public issuances of hydrologic watches, warnings, statements, and advisories.


Graphical River Forecast Products - Observed/Forecast Hydrographs

The graphical river forecast products display observed and forecast hydrograph data. Included is a graphic display of the hydrologic input "Rain + Melt" that was used as input to the hydrologic model (averaged for all upstream basins.)
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Graphical RVF Search






85 Gages Forecast
Normal Conditions
(86.7% of Gages)
11 Gages Forecast
Above Monitor Stage
(11.2% of Gages)
2 Gages Forecast
Above Flood Stage
(2.0% of Gages)
0 Gages Forecast
Above Danger Stage
(0.0% of Gages)
Last Map Update:   Thursday March 30th 2017 at 9:20 AM PDT  (10 Minutes Old)
(Data is updated every 10 minutes)
 

River Guidance Points Forecast Above Specified Stage Definitions  (Select NWS ID for Specified Graphical RVF)
NWS IDRiver / CreekGage / StationMonitor
Stage
Flood
Stage
Danger
Stage
Max Forecast
Stage
Max Forecast
Flow
Forecast
Status
TISC1SACRAMENTO TISDALE WEIR 45.553.054.046.52019Above Monitor
FMWC1SACRAMENTO FREMONT WEIR 32.039.540.532.966128Above Monitor
RVBC1SACRAMENTO RIO VISTA 7.411.912.97.8Above Monitor
LSBC1YOLO BYPASS LISBON 13.019.026.214.8Above Monitor
STVC1MERCED STEVINSON 67.071.070.46489Above Monitor
NWMC1SAN JOAQUIN NEWMAN 63.069.470.464.111675Above Monitor
PATC1SAN JOAQUIN PATTERSON 48.054.755.748.116497Above Monitor
MDSC1TUOLUMNE MODESTO 50.555.054.810560Above Monitor
VNSC1SAN JOAQUIN VERNALIS 24.529.029.527.428411Above Monitor
MHSN2MARYS ABOVE HOT SPRINGS CREEK 5.56.05.9551Above Monitor
PALN2HUMBOLDT PALISADE 6.07.06.53137Above Monitor
HBMN2HUMBOLDT BATTLE MOUNTAIN 8.59.510.63921Above Flood
CMSN2HUMBOLDT COMUS 8.59.511.24164Above Flood

** NOTE **  Stage is presented in "Feet" while Flow is presented in "cfs".

Alternate Text Pull-Down Menus for Graphical River Products

 River Guidance - Flood Forecast Points
 North Coast and Upper Klamath  Upper Sacramento  Navarro-Russian-Napa
 Lower Sacramento  Central California Coast  San Joaquin
 Southern California  East Side Sierra Nevada  Humboldt

 River Guidance - Other Points
 North Coast and Upper Klamath  Upper Sacramento  Navarro-Russian-Napa
 Lower Sacramento  Central California Coast  San Joaquin
 Southern California  East Side Sierra Nevada  Humboldt

River Guidance Forecast Group Issuance and Next Update Times  (Select Forecast Group for Specified Text RVF)
FG IDForecast GroupIssuance TimeNext Update Time
SENorth Coast[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:14 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
RNRussian Napa[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:14 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
USAUpper Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:13 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
LSCLower Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:30 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
SJSan Joaquin[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:34 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
CCCentral Coast[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:15 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
SCASouthern California[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:22 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
ESEastern Sierra[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:22 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
HBTHumboldt[ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 7:28 AM PDTMar 30 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT
SAC Sacramento Delta (Tides) [ Alternate Link ]Mar 30 2017 at 6:05 AM PDTMar 31 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
 
** NOTE 1 **  The Klamath and North Coast river guidance points are included in the North Coast Forecast Group.
** NOTE 2 **  The Feather Yuba and American river guidance points are included in the Lower Sacramento River Forecast Group.
** NOTE 3 **  The Delta Region, Upper and Lower San Joaquin river guidance points are combined in the San Joaquin River Forecast Group.

Tide Tables (pdf format - requires Adobe® Acrobat Reader)

2017 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Rio Vista, Port of Sacramento, I Street
2017 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Antioch, Venice Island, Port of Stockton

2016 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Rio Vista, Port of Sacramento, I Street
2016 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Antioch, Venice Island, Port of Stockton


Historical Graphical River Forecasts

Verification graphics of the CNRFC River Guidance "Flood Forecast Points" are available. To create your graphic, either:


























The California Nevada River Forecast Center and the California Department of Water Resources are working with NOAA’s National Ocean Service to improve tide predictions for the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta region. As part of this effort, we need to better understand how the information is this publication is being used. To assist us in this process, please contact us by email at cnrfc.webmaster@noaa.gov or by phone at 916-979-3056. Thank you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TIDE TABLES

The California Nevada River Forecast Center and the California Department of Water Resources are working with NOAA’s National Ocean Service to improve tide predictions for the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta region. As part of this effort, we need to better understand how the information is this publication is being used. To assist us in this process, please contact us by email at cnrfc.webmaster@noaa.gov or by phone at 916-979-3056. Thank you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TIDE TABLES