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River Forecasts

River Forecast Guidance products are issued jointly with the California Department of Water Resources. These products are for guidance purposes only. Select WFO Products for OFFICIAL public issuances of hydrologic watches, warnings, statements, and advisories.


Graphical River Forecast Products - Observed/Forecast Hydrographs

The graphical river forecast products display observed and forecast hydrograph data. Included is a graphic display of the hydrologic input "Rain + Melt" that was used as input to the hydrologic model (averaged for all upstream basins.)
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Gage Information

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        River / Creek

        Gage / Station

        Latest Stage (Raw Data)

        Latest Flow (Raw Data)

        Max Forecast Stage

        Max Forecast Flow

        Forecast Issue Time

92 Gages Forecast
Normal Conditions
(96.8% of Gages)
3 Gages Forecast
Above Monitor Stage
(3.2% of Gages)
0 Gages Forecast
Above Flood Stage
(0.0% of Gages)
0 Gages Forecast
Above Danger Stage
(0.0% of Gages)
Last Map Update:   Thursday December 18th 2014 at 1:30 PM PST  (6 Minutes Old)
(Data is updated every 10 minutes)
 

River Guidance Points Forecast Above Specified Stage Definitions  (Select NWS ID for Specified Graphical RVF)
NWS IDRiver / CreekGage / StationMonitor
Stage
Flood
Stage
Danger
Stage
Max Forecast
Stage
Max Forecast
Flow
Forecast
Status
CLAC1SACRAMENTO COLUSA WEIR 61.871.072.063.01500Above Monitor
TISC1SACRAMENTO TISDALE WEIR 45.553.054.047.76903Above Monitor
RVBC1SACRAMENTO RIO VISTA 7.411.912.97.9Above Monitor

** NOTE **  Stage is presented in "Feet" while Flow is presented in "cfs".

Alternate Text Pull-Down Menus for Graphical River Products

 River Guidance - Flood Forecast Points
 North Coast and Upper Klamath  Upper Sacramento  Navarro-Russian-Napa
 Lower Sacramento  Central California Coast  San Joaquin
 Southern California  East Side Sierra Nevada  Humboldt

 River Guidance - Other Points
 North Coast and Upper Klamath  Upper Sacramento  Navarro-Russian-Napa
 Lower Sacramento  Central California Coast  San Joaquin
 Southern California  East Side Sierra Nevada  Humboldt

River Guidance Forecast Group Issuance and Next Update Times  (Select Forecast Group for Specified Text RVF)
FG IDForecast GroupIssuance TimeNext Update Time
SENorth Coast[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 7:21 AM PSTDec 18 2014 at 3:00 PM PST
RNRussian Napa[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 7:25 AM PSTDec 18 2014 at 3:00 PM PST
USAUpper Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 1:21 PM PSTDec 19 2014 at 9:00 AM PST
LSCLower Sacramento[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 7:58 AM PSTDec 18 2014 at 3:00 PM PST
SJSan Joaquin[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 1:35 PM PSTDec 19 2014 at 9:00 AM PST
CCCentral Coast[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 7:28 AM PSTDec 18 2014 at 3:00 PM PST
SCASouthern California[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 7:30 AM PSTDec 18 2014 at 3:00 PM PST
ESEastern Sierra[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 7:33 AM PSTDec 18 2014 at 3:00 PM PST
HBTHumboldt[ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 7:35 AM PSTDec 18 2014 at 3:00 PM PST
SAC Sacramento Delta (Tides) [ Alternate Link ]Dec 18 2014 at 6:35 AM PSTDec 19 2014 at 9:00 AM PST
 
** NOTE 1 **  The Klamath and North Coast river guidance points are included in the North Coast Forecast Group.
** NOTE 2 **  The Feather Yuba and American river guidance points are included in the Lower Sacramento River Forecast Group.
** NOTE 3 **  The Delta Region, Upper and Lower San Joaquin river guidance points are combined in the San Joaquin River Forecast Group.

Tide Tables (pdf format - requires Adobe® Acrobat Reader)

2015 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Rio Vista, Port of Sacramento, I Street
2015 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Antioch, Venice Island, Port of Stockton

2014 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Rio Vista, Port of Sacramento, I Street
2014 Tides - Golden Gate Bridge, Antioch, Venice Island, Port of Stockton


Historical Graphical River Forecasts

Verification graphics of the CNRFC River Guidance "Flood Forecast Points" are available. To create your graphic, either: