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RUSSIAN RIVER - HOPLAND (HOPC1)
Latitude: 39.03º NLongitude: 123.13º WElevation: 498 Feet
Location: Mendocino County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: Dec 19 2014 at 1:52 PM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 20 2014 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 18.0 FeetFlood Stage: 21.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013*
15,000
19.63
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
10,400
15.64
Mar 27, 2012
2011*
11,700
16.90
Dec 29, 2010
2010*
14,600
16.28
Jan 20, 2010
2009*
5,780
9.89
Feb 23, 2009
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939 to Present)
1956
45,000
27.00
Dec 22, 1955
1965*
41,500
26.01
Dec 22, 1964
1974*
39,700
25.50
Jan 16, 1974
2006*
35,600
26.81
Dec 31, 2005
1986*
32,900
22.96
Feb 17, 1986
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ076)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening and then chance of rain overnight. Snow level 5000 feet. Lows 39 to 49.

Saturday: Rain likely in the morning and then rain in the afternoon. Highs 46 to 56.

Saturday Night: Rain in the evening and then chance of rain overnight. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 52 to 62.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Lows 41 to 51.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Patchy valley fog. Highs 55 to 65.

Monday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Lows 40 to 50.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy valley fog. Highs 56 to 66.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Lows 39 to 49.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 50 to 60.

Wednesday Night and Christmas Day: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 48 to 58.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows 35 to 45.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 47 to 57.
Impacts - E19 Information
15.0 FeetFlooding of Highway 175 is expected at the approaches to the Russian River bridge. Expect minor flooding of crop land on the right bank of the river.
17.0 FeetSignificant flooding of Highway 175 at the approaches to the Russian River bridge. Minor flooding of Highway 222 near Ukiah, and in crop land along the left and right banks of the Russian River near Hopland.
18.0 FeetFlooding of Highway 222 near Ukiah. Secondary roads in low-lying areas will be flooded in the Hopland, Ukiah, and Talmage areas.
20.0 FeetFlooding of low-lying structures east of the railroad tracks near Hopland.
21.0 FeetFlooding of low-lying structures just west of the railroad tracks near Hopland.
23.0 FeetFlooding of farm land, buildings and low-lying homes in the Hopland area. Flooding will begin in the Ukiah and Talmage areas.
24.0 FeetFlooding of low-lying structures and farm land in the Hopland, Ukiah, and Talmage areas. Many secondary roads may also be flooded. Severe bank erosion is possible.
25.0 FeetSevere bank erosion is likely with widespread flooding of farm land, buildings and low-lying homes in the Hopland, Ukiah, and Talmage areas. Many secondary roads will be flooded. This level of flooding caused 6100 acres to floodin in February 1940.
26.0 FeetWidespread major flooding will occur. Primary roads and some bridges will flood.
27.0 FeetWidespread major flooding. At the forecast level, over 500 homes and farm buildings were damaged on December 22,1955. 6300 acres of land were inundated by flood waters. All persons in the area are urged to move to high ground and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
28.0 FeetDisastrous flooding will occur. Many homes and businesses could be damaged. Many primary and secondary roads and some bridges could be washed out.
30.0 FeetDisastrous flooding. Many homes and businesses damaged. Numerous primary and secondary roads and some bridges could be washed out. This is equal to the highest known stage, which occurred in December 1937. 6500 acres were inundated by flood waters.
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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 Eureka 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.

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