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NAPA RIVER - NAPA (APCC1)
Latitude: 38.37º NLongitude: 122.30º WElevation: 25 Feet
Location: Napa County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Russian NapaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: Mar 03 2024 at 9:01 AM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 04 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 22.0 FeetFlood Stage: 25.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
8,570
21.43
Oct 24, 2021
2021*
87
4.11
Feb 2, 2021
2020*
820
7.48
Dec 8, 2019
2019*
16,600
26.47
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
4,580
16.74
Mar 22, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1959 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1986*
37,100
30.20
Feb 18, 1986
1995*
32,600
30.50
Mar 09, 1995
2006*
29,600
29.85
Dec 31, 2005
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
20.0 FeetErosion of lowest agricultural areas along river begins.
22.0 FeetIn the city of Napa, the Napa River Dry Bypass is fully inundated and flow begins to cross McKinstry Street.
24.0 FeetIn the city of Napa, flow begins to leave the Napa River channel at RiverPointe (North of Lincoln Avenue).
25.0 FeetFlooding of lowest parts of towns in reach begins. Inundation of lowest agricultural land in Napa Valley. Some secondary roads are inundated. Moderate damage from bank erosion and sediment deposition throughout the reach.
26.0 FeetIn the city of Napa, flow begins to leave the Napa River channel in the South Coombs area (north of Imola Avenue) and the south oxbow (near Taylor Street). Crop losses and erosion damage become serious. Moderate flood damage in lower parts of urban areas along the reach. Transportation in the Napa Valley becoming difficult. The flood of 2/3/1998 measured 26.72 feet.
27.0 FeetIn the city of Napa, moderate flooding begins on the east side of Napa River near Milliken Creek Inn.
28.0 FeetIn the city of Napa, significant flooding occurs near Lincoln Avenue with some secondary roads inundated. Major flooding of towns within the reach of the gage, especially Napa. Inundation of agricultural land, major damage from bank erosion and sediment deposition in Napa Valley. Transporation difficult throughout the Napa Valley. The 1/1/1997 flood measured 28.07 feet and cut off east-west travel except at Highway 29 over the Napa River.
29.0 FeetIn the city of Napa, the Soscol Corridor between the Bypass and LakePark is inundated, and the LakePark area begins to flood and flow begins to leave the Napa River at Riverside Drive.
30.0 FeetIn the city of Napa, flooding in the south oxbow area expands south towards Tulocay Creek and Imola Avenue begins to flood on both sides of the river. Major flooding continues in the Napa Valley, with major damage to homes and businesses, especially in Napa. Transportation impossible in the Napa Valley. 20,000 acres possible flooded in the Napa Valley. Between 5,000 and 7,000 evacuations occurred in the 2/18/1986 record flood, 37,000 cfs and 30.20 feet.
32.0 FeetWidespread flooding occurs in the entire Napa Valley, with transportation impossible. Disastrous damage to homes and businesses in the Napa Valley, especially the city of Napa.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ506)
Rest of Today: Showers likely. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the 30s to mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph and becoming north up to 5 mph after midnight.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s to upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming south 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Showers likely in the evening, then rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.

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

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to upper 40s. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
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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.