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No Napa River Flooding Expected This Week

The Napa River is forecast to peak at 13.4 feet around 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, which is more than 8 feet below the monitor stage of 22 feet, according to this message from the City of Napa Community Outreach Coordinator.

City staff met early today to review weather expectations and confirm action plans, in advance of a series of storms headed for the North Bay.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect through Sunday, December 2, with a wind advisory through 11:00 a.m. today and a forecast or up to six inches of rainfall in lower elevations and ten to 15 inches in higher elevations through the five-day period.

Area creeks, the Napa River and reservoirs are far below the monitor stage and there is no cause for concern at this time. For example, the Napa River is forecast to peak at 13.4 feet around 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, which is more than 8 feet below the monitor stage of 22 feet.

There are no self-service sandbag operations underway at this time, but this service will be provided if any kind of Flood Watch or Warning is issued for the City of Napa section of the Napa River or its tributaries inside the City.

A regularly- scheduled self-service sandbag operation will take place this Saturday, December 1, at the Corp Yard at 770 Jackson Street from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sand and sandbags are provided at no charge to those who wish to keep them on hand this winter in case of flooding. 

Residents should bring a shovel and gloves and be prepared to fill and transport their own bags.

During winter storms, residents can report urgent problems with storm drains, trees and other concerns by going to cityofnapa.org and clicking on the “Service Center” link at the top of the page, or by calling 707-257-9223.

To get the latest updates from the City, bookmark cityofnapa.org, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofnapa, follow us on Twitter @cityofnapa or register for alerts at www.nixle.com. To keep track of rainfall amounts and river and creek levels, select “Rainfall, River and Creek Data” from the Quick Links menu at cityofnapa.org.

For more about the storm forecast, please see Powerful Storms Heading Our Way.

Worried about flooding in Napa? Click and bookmark this page for water level information.

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MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM
The storm that was not. What a joke the weather media has become. That Moron on 910 am with his Pineapple express story.
vocal-de-local November 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Ahhh Michael, you're just upset that the water level didn't rise high enough to make a big splash with the rubber boots you dug out of the closet! The storm's not over yet! Still hope for the kid in all of us!
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" November 28, 2012 at 11:28 PM
With all the doom and gloom I stayed home.
Penny December 01, 2012 at 03:04 AM
I've looked at the river two times today - it is within it's banks, is moving swiftly, is brown as always when it is high water and I'm not ready to move yet.

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