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Latitude: 38.51º NLongitude: 122.45º WElevation: 195 Feet
Location: Napa County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: Mar 20 2023 at 1:54 PM PDTNext Issuance: Mar 21 2023 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 16.0 FeetFlood Stage: 18.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
178 2.26 Jan 27, 2021
Dec 7, 2019
Feb 27, 2019
Mar 22, 2018
2017* 9,340 19.20 Feb 7, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jun 2000 to Present)* - Ranked by Flow
Dec 31, 2005
Feb 17, 1986
1997 13,100 17.70 Jan 1, 1997
Dec 22, 1955
1963 12,300 15.30 Jan 31, 1963
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Most recent continuous record back to Jun 2000 with segmented periods back to Oct 1929
*** Flood of record at old gage site
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ506)
Rest of Tonight: Rain likely late in the evening, then rain after midnight. Lows in the 30s to mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming east 10 to 20 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Breezy, rain. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. East winds 20 to 30 mph.

Tuesday Night: Rain likely. Lows in the 30s to upper 40s. East winds 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 30s to upper 40s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Thursday Night and Friday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 30s to mid 40s. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.

Friday Night through Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to lower 40s. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Areas of frost. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the 50s.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Impacts - E19 Information
16.0 FeetMonitor Stage. WFO Monterey/San Francisco Bay Area may issue a Flood Watch to cover Napa Valley region flood potential at this stage.
18.0 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding of low lying agricultural areas along river begins. Low lying rural residential areas immediately adjacent to the river and some secondary roads affected.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding of the lower portions of Silverado Trail along the reach. Inundation of low lying residential areas along the east river bank in the vicinity of Pope Street Bridge. Secondary and many primary roads inundated. Most major cross roads inundated and unsafe.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding throughout the upper Napa Valley with most roads inundated, making travel extremely difficult and unsafe.
24.0 FeetDisastrous flooding. Widespread flooding across the upper Napa Valley with travel essentially impossible. The peak water level during the flood of 12/31/2005 measured 23.6 feet.
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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 San Francisco Bay Area-Monterey 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.