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NAPA RIVER - SAINT HELENA (SHEC1)
Latitude: 38.51º NLongitude: 122.45º WElevation: 195 Feet
Location: Napa County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Issuance Time: Jan 27 2022 at 12:58 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 28 2022 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 16.0 FeetFlood Stage: 18.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
696
4.31
Dec 7, 2019
2019*
9,570
19.50
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
3,970
11.31
Mar 22, 2018
2017* 9,340 19.20 Feb 7, 2017
2016*
4,520 13.85 Mar 6, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jun 2000 to Present)* - Ranked by Flow
2006*
18,300
23.61
Dec 31, 2005
1986
16,900***
18.52
Feb 17, 1986
1997 13,100 17.70 Jan 1, 1997
1956
12,600
15.17
Dec 22, 1955
1963 12,300 15.30 Jan 31, 1963
* Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
** Most recent continuous record back to Jun 2000 with segmented periods back to Oct 1929
*** Flood of record at old gage site
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ506)
Rest of Tonight: Mostly clear late in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s to upper 60s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph and Becoming west in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to mid 40s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the 30s to upper 40s.

Monday and Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Lows in the 30s to mid 40s.

Tuesday through Thursday: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Lows in the lower 30s to mid 40s.
Impacts - E19 Information
16.0 FeetMonitor Stage. WFO Monterey/San Francisco Bay Area may issue a Flood Watch to cover Napa Valley region flood potential at this stage.
18.0 FeetFlood Stage. Minor flooding of low lying agricultural areas along river begins. Low lying rural residential areas immediately adjacent to the river and some secondary roads affected.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding of the lower portions of Silverado Trail along the reach. Inundation of low lying residential areas along the east river bank in the vicinity of Pope Street Bridge. Secondary and many primary roads inundated. Most major cross roads inundated and unsafe.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding throughout the upper Napa Valley with most roads inundated, making travel extremely difficult and unsafe.
24.0 FeetDisastrous flooding. Widespread flooding across the upper Napa Valley with travel essentially impossible. The peak water level during the flood of 12/31/2005 measured 23.6 feet.
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.