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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
2016*
--
29.49
Mar 15, 2016
2015*
--
20.05
Dec 16, 2014
2014*
--
17.36
Jun 20, 2014
2013*
--
25.49
Dec 26, 2012
2012*
--
19.83
May 02, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Jul 1921 to Present)
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.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ017)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 28 to 36. Southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph shifting to the north up to 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Patchy frost in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs 56 to 62. Northwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Lows 38 to 44. South winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 47 to 55. South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the north with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows 32 to 40. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 36.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs around 55.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 38 to 44.

Thursday: Rain showers. Breezy. Highs 50 to 55.

Thursday Night: Rain showers likely. Lows around 40.

Friday through Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 50 to 56. Lows around 39.
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.