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Russian River at Jenner Estuary outlet update May 1, 2015

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Russian River at Jenner Estuary
outlet update May 1, 2015

The mouth of the Russian River closed yesterday evening (April 30).  A recent photo is attached.  There are currently no plans for beach management activities, but we will continue to monitor conditions and provide updates.

Here is an update of current and forecasted conditions at the Russian River Estuary:

River and Estuary:

-  Current flow rate Russian River near Guerneville (USGS 11467000):  320 cfs

-  Current flow rate Austin Creek near Cazadero (USGS 11467200): 7.9 cfs

-  Estuary water surface elevation at Jenner visitor’s center:  4.59 feet

-  05/04/15 forecasted Estuary water surface elevation at Jenner visitor’s center: 6.5 feet

-  05/04/15 forecasted weather: mostly sunny, 65 degrees F, 10% chance precip

Ocean:

-  05/03/15 predicted mean swell height and direction:  7-9 ft @ 23 sec. out of the southwest, transitioning to wind wave conditions by Tuesday out of the west northwest.

Updates at www.sonomacountywater.org