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CNRFC Daily Briefing
Last issued: Sat Mar 02, 2024 at 09:24 AM PST (updated daily by 10 AM Pacific Time).
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  • Widespread precipitation and mountain snow and isolated thunderstorms today then tapering off Sunday as a cool trough moves through the region. Freezing levels around 1500 ft near ORCA border and 2500 ft near I-80 and around 4500ft Srn Sierra and 5000-7500 ft for Srn CA this morning then rise to around 2500 ft near ORCA border and 3500 ft near I-80 and 5000 ft for Srn Sierra Sunday afternoon.
  • Precip chances continue mainly over Srn OR and Nrn and Central CA and Nrn NV Monday and Tuesday and spreading south Wednesday. Freezing levels rising to around 4000-7000 ft along the Sierra early next week.
  • Small to moderate rises have begun on most area streams and will continue for the next few days.
  • Weir flow will continue at several points along the Sacramento River.
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
CLAC1SACRAMENTO COLUSA WEIR 60.970.171.162.31  /  69003/03 03:00 AM PST64.9  /  10,804Above Monitor
CLUC1SACRAMENTO COLUSA BR  /  34,26903/03 02:45 AM PST64.6  /  40,555Above Monitor
TISC1SACRAMENTO TISDALE WEIR 44.151.652.646.52  /  10,67203/03 02:15 AM PST47.0  /  14,821Above Monitor
FMWC1SACRAMENTO FREMONT WEIR 32.039.540.533.49  /  82,19503/03 02:15 AM PST33.5  /  82,630Above Monitor
RVBC1SACRAMENTO RIO VISTA 7.411.912.95.8  /  NA03/03 02:45 AM PST7.5  /  NAAbove Monitor
LSBC1YOLO BYPASS LISBON  /  NA03/03 02:15 AM PST15.9  /  NAAbove Monitor
CLKC1CLEAR LAKE LAKEPORT  /  341,72303/03 02:15 AM PST8.5  /  357,340Above Monitor
MHBC1COSUMNES MICHIGAN BAR  /  4,91403/03 02:30 AM PST7.8  /  5,716Above Monitor
MCNC1COSUMNES MCCONNELL 38.544.541.7  /  NA03/03 02:15 AM PST41.0  /  NAAbove Monitor

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