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RUSSIAN RIVER - GUERNEVILLE (GUEC1)
Latitude: 38.50º NLongitude: 123.00º WElevation: 65 Feet
Location: Sonoma County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Russian NapaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: Apr 13 2024 at 8:34 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 14 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 29.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
25,600**
23.49
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
2,950**
8.24
Feb 13, 2021
2020*
6,930**
12.10
Dec 8, 2019
2019*
85,300**
45.38
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
15,900**
18.36
Apr 8, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - February 1940 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1986*
102,000**
49.50
Feb 18, 1986
1995*
93,900**
48.00
Jan 10, 1995
1965*
93,400**
47.35
Dec 23, 1964
1956
90,100**
47.62
Dec 23, 1955
1940
88,400**
46.87
Feb 28, 1940
2019*
85,300**
45.38
Feb 27, 2019
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Estimated
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Impacts - E19 Information
32.0 FeetMinor flooding. Lower Mill Street in Guerneville and Old Bohemian Hwy in Monte Rio is closed.
32.5 FeetIn Guerneville, the intersection of Hwy 116 and Neely Road is closed. Mays Canyon Road by the Old Rodeo Grounds is closed.
33.0 FeetIn Guerneville, the intersection of Hwy 116 and Drake Road is closed. In Monte Rio, Willow and Alder Streets flood. In Forestville, Mirabel Trailer Park begins to flood.
34.0 FeetIn Guerneville, flooding begins at Johnsons Resort, Parkers Resort, Creekside Resort, and Riverside Park. In Northwood, Lower Redwood Drive begins to flood.
35.0 FeetNumerous businesses and homes in the lowest sections of towns begin to flood. In Guerneville, Sonoma West Inn begins to flood. More extensive flooding occurs at Parkers Resort. In Northwood, Lower Redwood Drive floods.
36.0 FeetIn Forestville, Mirabel Park Resort and Mirabel Trailer Park flood. In Guerneville, Fern Road at Hwy 116 floods.
37.0 FeetIn Forestville, Mirabel Road at River Road floods. In Guerneville, River Road east of Guerneville floods. Mill Street and 5th Street flood. In Monte Rio, River Blvd east of Monte Rio floods.
38.0 FeetIn Duncan Mills, Freezeout Road at Moscow Road floods. In Guerneville Park, Old Cazadero Road at Hwy 116 floods.
39.0 FeetWest of Duncan Mills, Hwy 116 closed. In Hacienda, River Road floods. In Rio Nido, Canyon 7 Road at the miniature golf course floods. In Guerneville, the Triple R Resort begins to flood.
40.0 FeetIn Guerneville, travel on River Road very difficult. In Northwood, Upper Redwood Drive floods. In Cazadero, Austin Creek Road floods.
41.5 FeetIn Guerneville, River Road closed. In Monte Rio, the main intersections flood. Monte Rio Elementary School begins to flood.
44.0 FeetIn Guerneville, Hwy 116 west of town closed. Safeway floods. In Monte Rio and Guerneville Park, the main business sections flood. Travel in most areas nearly impossible.
46.0 FeetIn Guerneville, much of downtown floods. The Guerneville Post Office begins to flood. In Rio Nido, River Road floods.
47.0 FeetIn Guerneville, businesses on the north side of Main Street flood. Travel most areas impossible.
48.5 FeetIn Guerneville, the Veterans Building and Sheriffs Substation begin to flood.
49.5 FeetFlood of Record. 02/18/1986 (102,000 cfs)
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ506)
Today: Showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the afternoon. Highs in the 40s to upper 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Scattered showers. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the evening. Lows in the 40s. East winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph and Becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s.

Tuesday through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Wednesday Night through Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s.
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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.