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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
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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) 26.84 ft on 02/27/2019
(5) 26.23 ft on 01/09/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.45 ft on 01/09/2023
(2) 13.55 ft on 10/24/2021
(3) 3.95 ft on 02/02/2021
(4) 7.63 ft on 12/07/2019
(5) 26.84 ft on 02/27/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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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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