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RUSSIAN RIVER - GUERNEVILLE (GUEC1)
Latitude: 38.50º NLongitude: 123.00º WElevation: 65 Feet
Location: Sonoma County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: May 15 2021 at 7:28 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 16 2021 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
2020*
6,930**
12.10
Dec 8, 2019
2019*
85,300**
45.38
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
15,900**
18.36
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
64,500**
37.82
Jan 11, 2017
2016*
32,500**
26.72
Mar 11, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - February 1940 to Present)
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ506)
Rest of Tonight: Partly cloudy late in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 60s to 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.

Tuesday Night through Thursday: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s. Highs in the 60s to 70s.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows in the 40s.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 80s.
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 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)
Product Disclaimer

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.