Storm Watch: Updates for the Russian and Navarro Rivers, Scott's Creek

Jan 18, 2017


Forecasts for the Russian and Navarro rivers, which were predicted not to flood Tuesday, are now reaching higher peaks today Wednesday.


According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the Russian River is expected to reach the 18-foot monitor stage by early Thursday morning and peak just below the flood stage at 21 feet. Floodwaters, the sheriff office said, may hit farmland along its banks in Hopland.


Still, Highway 175 in the town is likely to close.


Meanwhile, the Navarro River is forecasted to exceed the minor flood stage at 23 feet by 4 a.m. tomorrow Thursday and peak at 27 feet later in the morning. This should cause highway 128 to close but homes shouldn't be impacted.


In Lake County, the sheriff's office has issued a release saying Scott's Creek is expected to peak 2 feet higher than was seen last week. That level is expected to reach the watershed by just after midnight Thursday morning.


If your home or property is at risk, the Sheriff encourages you to take action now. Secure your belongings and leave early.