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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
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
2016*
--
29.49
Mar 15, 2016
2015*
--
20.05
Dec 16, 2014
2014*
--
17.36
Jun 20, 2014
2013*
--
25.49
Dec 26, 2012
2012*
--
19.83
May 02, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1921 to Present)
1951
--
45.70**
Nov 21, 1950
1986*
--
43.40***
Feb 19, 1986****
1928
--
43.40
Mar 26, 1928
1997*
--
42.70
Jan 03, 1997*****
1963*
--
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.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ017)
Today: Areas of fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 69. Light winds.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 46 to 54. Light winds.

Wednesday: Areas of fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs around 72. Light winds.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 55. Light winds.

Thanksgiving Day: Partly cloudy. Highs 68 to 74. Light winds.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 50 to 56.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs around 69.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 52. Highs 66 to 72.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows around 52.

Sunday and Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Highs 63 to 69. Lows 47 to 52.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs around 61.
Impacts - E19 Information
46.7 FeetStages above 46.7 feet result in flooding outside the levees. Top of levee.
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 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.