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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
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
2021*
--
17.08
Mar 13, 2021
2020*
--
17.36
Jul 20, 2020
2019*
--
29.29
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
--
27.95
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
--
38.59
Feb 10, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1921 to Present) - Ranked by Stage
1951
--
45.70**
Nov 21, 1950
1986*
--
43.40***
Feb 19, 1986****
1928
--
43.40
Mar 26, 1928
1997*
--
42.70
Jan 03, 1997*****
1963*
--
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: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of rain late in the afternoon. Highs 54 to 64. Light winds becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain, breezy. Lows around 45. South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 51 to 58. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows around 37. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the north after midnight.

Monday: Patchy frost in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs around 58. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 34 to 39.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Areas of frost. Highs around 58.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows around 39. Highs around 60.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Clear. Lows 35 to 41. Highs around 62.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 41. Highs 59 to 65.
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.