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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: Apr 24 2014 at 7:49 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 25 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: N/A Flood Stage: 16.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2012*
3,500 10.95 Mar 14, 2012
2011* 7,330 14.99 Mar 20, 2011
2010*
3,740
12.99
Jan 20, 2010
2009*
2,800
11.06
Feb 22, 2009
2008*
4,460
14.08
Jan , 2008
 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)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 70s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the evening and then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the 30s to upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s to mid 60s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 70s.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s.

Monday Night through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to upper 50s. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.
Impacts - E19 Information
16.0 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding begins to affect the entire reach including the lowest areas of towns along the reach. Rural areas including many secondary roads affected. Primary roads begin to flood.
18.0 FeetModerate flooding of the lower portions of towns along the entire reach. Crop losses and erosion of land becoming widespread. Most secondary and many primary roads inundated.
19.0 FeetMajor flooding throughout the upper Napa Valley with most roads inundated making travel extremely difficult. Moderate to severe damage to all towns along the reach.
20.0 FeetDisastrous flooding across upper Napa Valley with travel essentially impossible. Extreme damage to all towns along the reach.
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.

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Raw streamflow data is provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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