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Novato Creek at Novato (ALERT) Stage (ft)Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:40AM Feb 13, 2020Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:40PM Feb 13, 2020Observed: 2.35 ft at 10:40AM Feb 14, 2020Highest Observation: 2.37 ft at 10:40PM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:40AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:40PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 2.35 ft at 10:40AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:40PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 2.35 ft at 10:40AM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:40PM Feb 17, 2020NVAC1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (1:30AM Feb 18, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.36 ft at 10:40 PM PST 17-Feb-2020. Flood Stage is 12.4 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Novato Creek at Novato (ALERT). During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15.4
Flood Stage: 12.4
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 0

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17 Major Flood Stage. Flood flows expand across floodplain on both sides of channel, with major roadway flooding and inundation of local businesses and homes.
15.4 Moderate Flood Stage. Water has flooded right bank floodplain (south side of creek).
12.38 Minor Flood Stage. Water in creek reaches bridge structure and begins backwatering at 7th Street. NWS will issue a Flash Flood Warning if not yet already issued.
11 Monitor Stage. Water is 1.4 feet below backwater conditions at 7th Street bridge crossing downstream. NWS will issue a Flash Flood Watch if not yet already issued.
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Latitude: 38.107200° N, Longitude: 122.579100° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 12.4 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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