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AMERICAN RIVER - SACRAMENTO AT H STREET (SAMC1)
Latitude: 38.57º NLongitude: 121.42º WElevation: 45 Feet
Location: Sacramento County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Lower SacramentoRiver Group: Lower Sacramento
Issuance Time: May 28 2024 at 12:32 PM PDTNext Issuance: May 29 2024 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
2023*
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31.13
Mar 15, 2023
2022*
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17.92
Jan 8, 2022
2021*
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17.08
Mar 13, 2021
2020*
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17.36
Jul 20, 2020
2019*
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29.29
Feb 27, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1921 to Present) - Ranked by Stage
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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Impacts - E19 Information
46.7 FeetStages above 46.7 feet result in flooding outside the levees. Top of levee.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ017)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 52 to 60. Southwest winds up to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 85 to 90. Northwest winds up to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 56 to 66. Northwest winds up to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 89 to 96. Northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 57 to 65. West winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 98.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows 54 to 60.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 84 to 92.

Saturday Night through Monday: Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 62. Highs 85 to 95.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 67. Highs 90 to 100.
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.