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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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Unofficial River Guidance Point Locations Official River Guidance Point Locations
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Graphical RVF Search






Gage Information

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        River / Creek

        Gage / Station

        Latest Stage (Raw Data)

        Latest Flow (Raw Data)

        Max Forecast Stage

        Max Forecast Flow

        Forecast Issue Time

Last Map Update:   Thursday March 23rd 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT  (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
BTYO3SPRAGUE BEATTY 7.58.58.01640Above Monitor
CLAC1SACRAMENTO COLUSA WEIR 61.871.072.065.16677Above Monitor
CLUC1SACRAMENTO COLUSA BRIDGE 63.070.071.063.938980Above Monitor
TISC1SACRAMENTO TISDALE WEIR 45.553.054.048.112189Above Monitor
FMWC1SACRAMENTO FREMONT WEIR 32.039.540.533.893079Above Monitor
MFTC1MIDDLE FORK FEATHER PORTOLA 7.08.57.83210Above Monitor
NCOC1FEATHER NICOLAUS 39.047.048.040.3Above Monitor
LSBC1YOLO BYPASS LISBON 13.019.026.215.5Above Monitor
STVC1MERCED STEVINSON 67.071.070.96938Above Monitor
NWMC1SAN JOAQUIN NEWMAN 63.069.470.464.914154Above Monitor
PATC1SAN JOAQUIN PATTERSON 48.054.755.748.918379Above Monitor
MDSC1TUOLUMNE MODESTO 50.555.054.910709Above Monitor
VNSC1SAN JOAQUIN VERNALIS 24.529.029.527.929879Above Monitor
MHBC1COSUMNES MICHIGAN BAR 7.012.08.47068Above Monitor
THTC1MOKELUMNE BENSON'S FERRY 12.017.012.1Above Monitor
MASN2WALKER MASON 9.39.89.51694Above Monitor
MHSN2MARYS ABOVE HOT SPRINGS CREEK 5.56.07.2967Above Flood
HREN2HUMBOLDT ELKO 7.08.07.02607Above Monitor
PALN2HUMBOLDT PALISADE 6.07.07.74556Above Flood
HBMN2HUMBOLDT BATTLE MOUNTAIN 8.59.511.04841Above Flood
CMSN2HUMBOLDT COMUS 8.59.511.13948Above 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 23 2017 at 1:35 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
RNRussian Napa[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 1:35 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
USAUpper Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 1:47 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
LSCLower Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 2:05 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
SJSan Joaquin[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 2:36 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
CCCentral Coast[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 1:37 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
SCASouthern California[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 1:44 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
ESEastern Sierra[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 1:53 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
HBTHumboldt[ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 1:55 PM PDTMar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
SAC Sacramento Delta (Tides) [ Alternate Link ]Mar 23 2017 at 6:15 AM PDTMar 24 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