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Russian River near Healdsburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHEAC1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:30PM May 17, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 0 ft at 2:45 PM PDT 12-May-2022. Flood Stage is 23 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Forecasts for the Russian River near Healdsburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.80 ft on 12/01/1937
(2) 30.00 ft on 02/28/1940
(3) 27.00 ft on 12/23/1964
(4) 26.23 ft on 01/09/1995
(5) 26.16 ft on 12/22/1955
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.61 ft on 01/01/1997
(2) 22.95 ft on 03/09/1995
(3) 26.23 ft on 01/09/1995
(4) 25.81 ft on 02/17/1986
(5) 24.18 ft on 01/26/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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30 Major to disastrous flooding along the reach of the gage occurs. Major flooding occurs in the agricultural sections of Alexander Valley.
29 Major flooding along the reach of the gage will occur. Homes, businesses and secondary roads in the lower sections of Healdsburg will begin to flood. The lower areas of Alexander Valley will begin to flood.
27 Moderate flooding along the reach of the gage will occur. Some secondary roads south of US 101 will have minor to moderate flooding.
25 Low lying areas south of US 101 begin to have minor flooding.
23 Minor flooding of farm land and banks in rural areas along the reach of the gage will occur.
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Latitude: 38.613242° N, Longitude: 122.836382° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 23 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 77.01 ft 100.01 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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