December 7, 2021

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Here’s where you can track where it’s flooding in the Bay Area right now – SFGate

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A map from the National Weather Service tracks creek and river flooding throughout California.
A map from the National Weather Service tracks creek and river flooding throughout California.

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As rainfall accumulates throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, small streams and creeks are beginning to flood. 

The National Weather Service is warning all residents who live near recent wildfire burn scars to be on high alert for mudslides and debris flows. Slides are already being reported near the Dixie Fire zone. In the Bay Area and Santa Cruz Mountains, evacuation orders have been issued.

If you want to keep an eye on rising flood levels, the National Weather Service maintains the “Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service,” which tracks rivers for flooding. Their map updates in real time, and allows you to click on data points to see how high the flood waters are at each point. 

Currently, there’s moderate flooding on Colgan Creek near Sebastopol, where the creek went from 68 feet on Friday morning to 77 feet and rising today. There’s minor flooding on Santa Rosa Creek. A flood warning is in effect for urban areas and small streams in southwest Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Forestville and Graton until 11 a.m. Sunday.

If you’re interested in checking highway and road flooding, CHP posts its incident report log online. They’ve got running flood logs for various regions; to see the Bay Area, pick “Golden Gate” from the “communications center” dropdown.

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