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Worried About Flooding? Water Level Info Here

Here's where to find the latest real-time data on river and creek levels. The Napa River level peaked Wednesday at 18.28 feet at 9 a.m. Monitor stage is 22 feet and flood stage is 25 feet, according to the state.

"I'm trying to figure out the best place to see stats for the Napa river- flood stage, current levels, etc. Any tips on where I should go?" writes Christy Bors in a "shout" on our home page.

Yes, Christy! If you're just interested in the Napa River, the California Department of Water Resources website keeps tabs on water levels with automated sensors in multiple locations. For the latest hourly data on the Napa River, go to http://cdec.water.ca.gov/queryQuick.html, enter "NAP" in the box and then click "Get Data."

But as many Napans know, the river is not the only thing we need to watch in rainy weather. Creek flooding can devastate neighborhoods even when the river has not overspilled its banks.

That's why Napa County, the cities of Napa and St. Helena and the flood control district have created the Napa Valley Regional Rainfall and Stream Monitoring System site, where you can find out everything you want to know about current and historical creek, stream and river levels: napa.onerain.com. It also links to weather reports and other useful sites.

The Napa River level peaked at 18.28 feet Wednesday at 9 a.m. Monitor stage—the height at which flooding becomes likely in low-lying areas—is 22 feet and flood stage is 25 feet, according to the state.

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MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 30, 2012 at 01:30 AM
The River at Oakville cross had very little flow at 3:30pm Nothing comming down the Recter spillway.
Tim O'Connor Fraser January 06, 2013 at 03:56 AM
This is my goto for tracking how much precipitation we are accumulating overall compared to historical norms... http://weather.sfgate.com/auto/sfgate/geo/precip/index.html
Louisa Hufstader January 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Thank you, Tim! I will add this link to the article as well. Sounds like it's just what we have been looking for.
Paul Woodward, MD January 06, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Great information to have. Thanks Louisa..you do a wonderful job!
V_Therese January 06, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Thanks, Tim. That page looks great!

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