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CNRFC Daily Briefing
Last issued: Fri Sep 22, 2023 at 09:08 AM PST (updated daily by 10 AM Pacific Time).
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  • Isolated showers and thunderstorms over NE NV into this afternoon. Light rain/Sprinkles possible over Srn CA into tonight.
  • Precipitation over NW CA Sunday then increasing and spreading south and east over Srn OR and Nrn CA Monday as a cold front affects the region . Showers possible mainly over Srn OR and far Nrn CA Tuesday and Wednesday. CPC 6-10 day outlook for the last few days of the water year is leaning towards above normal precip for Srn OR and Nrn and Central CA and NV (with decreasing chance further south).
  • Rivers are forecast to remain near current levels over the weekend. Minor rises expected for NW CA rivers early next week but stages are forecasted to remain well below monitor.
  • The Sacramento River at Rio Vista is expected to briefly peak near monitor stage for the next few days.
Confidence: Medium

Staffing Level: Normal

Detailed Hydrometeorological Discussion:

River Guidance Points Forecast Above Specified Stage Definitions  (Select NWS ID for Specified Graphical RVF)
NWS IDRiver / CreekGage / StationMonitor
Latest Observed
Stage / Flow
Latest Observed
Date / Time
Max Forecast
Stage / Flow
RVBC1SACRAMENTO RIO VISTA 7.411.912.95.7  /  NA09/22 04:30 PM PDT7.7  /  NAAbove Monitor

** NOTE **  Stage is presented in "Feet" while Flow (Storage at CLKC1) is presented in "cfs" ("Acre-Feet").