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AMERICAN RIVER - SACRAMENTO AT H STREET (SAMC1)
Latitude: 38.57º NLongitude: 121.42º WElevation: 45 Feet
Location: Sacramento County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Lower Sacramento
Issuance Time: May 18 2021 at 7:49 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 19 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 39.0 FeetFlood Stage: 42.0 FeetDanger Stage: 43.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
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17.36
Jul 20, 2020
2019*
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29.29
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
--
27.95
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
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38.59
Feb 10, 2017
2016*
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29.49
Mar 15, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1921 to Present)
1951
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45.70**
Nov 21, 1950
1986*
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43.40***
Feb 19, 1986****
1928
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43.40
Mar 26, 1928
1997*
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42.70
Jan 03, 1997*****
1963*
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41.30
Feb 02, 1963
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Flood of record prior to Folsom Dam construction
 *** Flood of record after Folsom Dam construction
 **** Maximum Folsom Dam release of 130,000 cfs
 ***** Maximum Folsom Dam release of 115,000 cfs
 ****** Datum changed from NGVD29 to NAVD88 on 10/01/2016. The difference is -0.84 ft and must be applied to all data before date to convert to NAVD88
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ017)
Today: Sunny. Highs 81 to 87. South winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 44 to 52. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 74 to 80. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 41 to 49. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 68 to 74. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 53.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 74 to 79.

Friday Night through Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 57. Highs 74 to 81.

Sunday through Monday: Clear. Highs 81 to 91. Lows 49 to 58.
Impacts - E19 Information
46.7 FeetStages above 46.7 feet result in flooding outside the levees. Top of levee.
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 Sacramento 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.