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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






70 Gages Forecast
Normal Conditions
(71.4% of Gages)
19 Gages Forecast
Above Monitor Stage
(19.4% of Gages)
8 Gages Forecast
Above Flood Stage
(8.2% of Gages)
1 Gage Forecast
Above Danger Stage
(1.0% of Gages)
Last Map Update:   Friday February 24th 2017 at 8:50 PM PST  (4 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
BDBC1SACRAMENTO BEND BRIDGE 22.027.024.180916Above Monitor
RDBC1SACRAMENTO RED BLUFF 250.0253.0252.285031Above Monitor
TEHC1SACRAMENTO TEHAMA BRIDGE 210.0213.0215.689383Above Flood
VWBC1SACRAMENTO VINA WOODSON BRIDGE 180.0183.0182.996282Above Monitor
HAMC1SACRAMENTO HAMILTON CITY 143.0148.0145.395752Above Monitor
ORFC1SACRAMENTO ORD FERRY 110.0114.0122.6114.890617Above Flood
BTCC1SACRAMENTO BUTTE CITY 89.097.298.290.387630Above Monitor
CLSC1SACRAMENTO MOULTON WEIR 76.884.485.479.67607Above Monitor
CLAC1SACRAMENTO COLUSA WEIR 61.871.072.067.932203Above Monitor
CLUC1SACRAMENTO COLUSA BRIDGE 63.070.071.067.448258Above Monitor
TISC1SACRAMENTO TISDALE WEIR 45.553.054.049.417917Above Monitor
FMWC1SACRAMENTO FREMONT WEIR 32.039.540.536.1173490Above Monitor
RVBC1SACRAMENTO RIO VISTA 7.411.912.98.8Above Monitor
MFTC1MIDDLE FORK FEATHER PORTOLA 7.08.57.12420Above Monitor
NCOC1FEATHER NICOLAUS 39.047.048.041.5Above Monitor
LSBC1YOLO BYPASS LISBON 13.019.026.221.6Above Flood
CLKC1CLEAR LAKE LAKEPORT 8.09.010.5Above Flood
STVC1MERCED STEVINSON 67.071.071.47315Above Flood
NWMC1SAN JOAQUIN NEWMAN 63.069.470.465.821265Above Monitor
PATC1SAN JOAQUIN PATTERSON 48.054.755.750.722880Above Monitor
MDSC1TUOLUMNE MODESTO 50.555.058.314862Above Flood
VNSC1SAN JOAQUIN VERNALIS 24.529.029.530.439605Above Danger
MOSC1SAN JOAQUIN MOSSDALE 19.528.529.521.4Above Monitor
MHBC1COSUMNES MICHIGAN BAR 7.012.07.44637Above Monitor
THTC1MOKELUMNE BENSON'S FERRY 12.017.013.3Above Monitor
PALN2HUMBOLDT PALISADE 6.07.06.12393Above Monitor
HBMN2HUMBOLDT BATTLE MOUNTAIN 8.59.510.53824Above Flood
CMSN2HUMBOLDT COMUS 8.59.510.62987Above 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 ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:37 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
RNRussian Napa[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:38 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
USAUpper Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:23 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
LSCLower Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:32 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
SJSan Joaquin[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:33 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
CCCentral Coast[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:38 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
SCASouthern California[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:48 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
ESEastern Sierra[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:40 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
HBTHumboldt[ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 1:42 PM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
SAC Sacramento Delta (Tides) [ Alternate Link ]Feb 24 2017 at 6:23 AM PSTFeb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
 
** 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