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Russian River Exceeding Flood Stage

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Russian River Exceeding Flood Stage

Update to Sonoma County school district closures for Wednesday, January 11th


Montgomery Elementary

Sebastopol Union
Harmony Union
Twin Hills Union
Sebastopol Independent Charter
Sebastopol REACH
Geyserville Unified
Monte Rio
West Sonoma Union 
Forestville Union
Oak Grove Union
Alexander Valley 
Gravenstein Union

Russian River Water levels UPDATE


County Storm Update: Advisory Evacuation Notice 
County issues voluntary evacuation notice of anticipated flood areas 

An advisory evacuation notice has been issued from the Sonoma County Emergency Operation Center for residents living in the Russian River flood way and its tributaries. For your safety, you're requested to leave the areas below the 38.3-foot flood level in the lower Russian River area. Be sure to take essential items, such as medicine, with you. 

For those who do not have relatives or friends outside of the evacuation area to stay with, there is an Evacuation Center at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial building (1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404). Domestic animal companions in crates are welcome. If you need assistance with transportation to the shelter, call (707) 585–7541

The current forecast predicts the river to crest at 38.3 feet at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The river is predicted to go below flood stage at 11 a.m. on Friday. 

For additional information and updates, visit or call 2-1-1. 

Transportation will be provided from the Russian River area to the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. Sonoma County Transit will stage a bus at the Guerneville Safeway to transport residents to the Evacuation Center at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial building. To request transport from the Mirabel Park and Ride, call (707) 585-7514. 

Animal Services Evacuation Support 
Sonoma County Animal Services is available to help with relocating and sheltering companion animals during the storm. Animal Services dispatch is available at 707-565-7100 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and after hours, call Sonoma County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 707-565-2121. For livestock shelter, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds is available, but there is an associated fee. Owners will need to provide care for their animals while they remain at the Fairgrounds. Relocation of animals to the Fairgrounds must be prearranged by calling Animal Services. 


Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works has responded to storm-related issues on over 60 roads, since the storm began on Sunday. Crews were able to open 24 of these roads by clearing trees, landslides, and some flooding.

About 40 roads remain closed (pictured here), the majority of which are flooded, and will reopen when water levels recede. Our Road Maintenance Specialists are actively responding to debris on the road from landslides, removing down trees, and responding to flooding.

Please observe road closures and use detour routes. Road closures are changing frequently, info for unincorporated areas can be found at Please call Transportation and Public Works at 707-565-5100 to report a road obstruction, and the Sheriff’s Office at 707-565-2121 after hours.