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NAPA RIVER - SAINT HELENA (SHEC1)
Latitude: 38.51º NLongitude: 122.45º WElevation: 195 Feet
Location: Napa County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: Sep 29 2020 at 8:58 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 30 2020 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)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
9,570
19.50
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
3,970
11.31
Mar 22, 2018
2017* 9,340 19.20 Feb 7, 2017
2016*
4,520 13.85 Mar 6, 2016
2015*
5,540
15.63
Dec 11, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jun 2000 to Present)*
2006*
18,300
23.61
Dec 31, 2005
1986
16,900***
18.52
Feb 17, 1986
1997 13,100 17.70 Jan 1, 1997
1956
12,600
15.17
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 Today: Sunny. Haze and areas of smoke. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Haze and areas of smoke. Lows in the lower 50s to mid 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Haze and areas of smoke. Highs in the lower 80s to mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Haze and areas of smoke. Highs mid 80s to 101. West winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear. Haze and areas of smoke. Lows in the mid 50s to upper 60s.

Friday and Friday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 80s to mid 90s. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the 70s to 80s.

Saturday Night through Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 60s. Highs in the lower 70s to mid 80s.
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.
Product Disclaimer

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.