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AMERICAN RIVER - SACRAMENTO AT H STREET (SAMC1)
Latitude: 38.57º NLongitude: 121.42º WElevation: 45 Feet
Location: Sacramento County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Lower Sacramento
Issuance Time: Jan 26 2021 at 2:21 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 27 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 39.0 FeetFlood Stage: 42.0 FeetDanger Stage: 43.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
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29.29
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
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27.95
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
--
38.59
Feb 10, 2017
2016*
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29.49
Mar 15, 2016
2015*
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20.05
Dec 16, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1921 to Present)
1951
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45.70**
Nov 21, 1950
1986*
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43.40***
Feb 19, 1986****
1928
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43.40
Mar 26, 1928
1997*
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42.70
Jan 03, 1997*****
1963*
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41.30
Feb 02, 1963
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Flood of record prior to Folsom Dam construction
 *** Flood of record after Folsom Dam construction
 **** Maximum Folsom Dam release of 130,000 cfs
 ***** Maximum Folsom Dam release of 115,000 cfs
 ****** Datum changed from NGVD29 to NAVD88 on 10/01/2016. The difference is -0.84 ft and must be applied to all data before date to convert to NAVD88
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ017)
Today: Rain showers likely. Windy. Highs around 49. Southeast winds 15 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph decreasing to 40 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain showers. Breezy. Lows around 46. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday: Rain showers. Highs 49 to 55. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the evening, then a chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows around 41. Southeast winds up to 15 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 50 to 56. Light winds becoming southwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 40 to 46.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 51 to 57.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows 41 to 47.

Sunday and Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 54 to 60. Lows 41 to 50.

Monday and Monday Night: Rain showers likely. Highs 53 to 59. Lows 43 to 50.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 51 to 57.
Impacts - E19 Information
46.7 FeetStages above 46.7 feet result in flooding outside the levees. Top of levee.
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Sacramento Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.