Guerneville and Lower Russian RiverLocal Weather Alerts
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Phone numbers:

  • KGGV Station Manager (707) 869-1990
  • Russian River Fire Department (707) 869-0553
  • Sheriff Dispatch (non-emergency) (707) 565-2121
  • CHP 1-800-TELL-CHP
  • PG&E (800 743-5000

Flood Resources

Historical info about where it floods

  • 32.0 Feet Minor flooding. Lower Mill Street in Guerneville and Old Bohemian Hwy in Monte Rio is closed.
  • 32.5 Feet In Guerneville the intersection of Hwy 116 and Neely Road is closed. Mays Canyon Road by the Old Rodeo Grounds is closed.
  • 33.0 Feet In Guerneville the intersection of Hwy 116 and Drake Road is closed. In Monte Rio, Willow and Alder Streets flood. In Forestville, Mirabel Trailer Park begins to flood.
  • 34.0 Feet In Guerneville, flooding begins at Johnsons Resort, Parkers Resort, Creekside Resort, and Riverside Park. In Northwood, Lower Redwood Drive begins to flood.
  • 35.0 Feet Numerous businesses and homes in the lowest sections of towns begin to flood. In Guerneville, Sonoma West Inn begins to flood. More extensive flooding occurs at Parkers Resort. In Northwood, Lower Redwood Drive floods.
  • 36.0 Feet In Forestville, Mirabel Park Resort and Mirabel Trailer Park flood. In Guerneville, Fern Road at Hwy 116 floods.
  • 37.0 Feet In Forestville, Mirabel Road at River Road floods. In Guerneville, River Road east of Guerneville floods. Mill Street and 5th Street flood. In Monte Rio, River Blvd east of Monte Rio floods.
  • 38.0 Feet In Duncan Mills, Freezeout Road at Moscow Road floods. In Guerneville, Park Cazadero Road at Hwy 116 floods.
  • 39.0 Feet West of Duncan Mills, Hwy 116 closed. In Hacienda, River Road floods. In Rio Nido, Canyon 7 Road at the miniature golf course floods. In Guerneville, the Triple R Resort begins to flood.
  • 40.0 Feet In Guerneville, travel on River Road very difficult. In Northwood, Upper Redwood Drive floods. In Cazadero, Austin Creek Road floods.
  • 41.5 Feet In Guerneville, River Road closed. In Monte Rio, the main intersections flood. Monte Rio Elementary School begins to flood.
  • 44.0 Feet In Guerneville, Hwy 116 west of town closed. Safeway floods. In Monte Rio and Guerneville Park, the main business sections flood. Travel in most areas nearly impossible.
  • 46.0 Feet In Guerneville, much of downtown floods. The Guerneville Post Office begins to flood. In Rio Nido, River Road floods.
  • 47.0 Feet In Guerneville, businesses on the north side of Main Street flood. Travel most areas impossible.
  • 48.5 Feet In Guerneville, the Veterans Building and Sheriff’s Substation begin to flood.
  • 49.5 Feet Flood of Record. 02/18/1986 (102,000 cfs)

Sandbags are available at the Park and Ride on Hwy 116 (Main St,) west of Guerneville

Flood Safety Tips:
• Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
• Avoid walking or driving through flood waters
• Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
• If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S.
• If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Remain in the car if the water is moving.
• Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

Be Prepared for Power Outages:
Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds, construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages:
• Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
• Standard wax candles are not recommended. LED candles are a safe alternative.
• If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication – have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a back-up.
• Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.

Stay informed of changing situations by tuning into local TV and radio, and by visiting the County’s webpage at Encourage those around you to stay safe and use these safety tips.