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RUSSIAN RIVER - HEALDSBURG (HEAC1)
Latitude: 38.61º NLongitude: 122.84º WElevation: 77 Feet
Location: Sonoma County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Russian Napa
Monitor Stage: 20.0 FeetFlood Stage: 23.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2021*
1,740
3.95
Feb 2, 2021
2020*
7,050
7.63
Dec 7, 2019
2019*
67,300
26.84
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
10,800
9.76
Mar 22, 2018
2017*
42,500
20.32
Jan 11, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1995*
73,000
26.23
Jan 9, 1995
1965*
71,300
27.00
Dec 23, 1964
1986*
71,100
25.81
Feb 17, 1986
2019*
67,300
26.84
Feb 27, 2019
1997*
65,700
24.61
Jan 01, 1997
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ506)
Rest of Today: Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Breezy. Rain in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the 30s to lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.

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

Wednesday through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the 50s to upper 60s. Lows in the 30s to mid 40s.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Impacts - E19 Information
23.0 FeetMinor flooding of banks in rural areas and farm land along the reach of the gage.
25.0 FeetMinor flooding continues. Low-lying areas south of US 101 begin to flood.
27.0 FeetModerate flooding begins along the reach. Some secondary roads south of US 101 begin to flood.
29.0 FeetMajor flooding begins along the reach. Homes, businesses, and secondary roads in the lowest sections of Healdsburg begin to flood. Lower portions of the Alexander Valley begin to flood.
30.0 FeetMajor flooding continues. Extensive flooding begins in the agricultural sections of the Alexander Valley.
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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.