Recent Significant Storm Events

(In Reverse Chronological Order)

    February 7, 1998 .99" in 1.75 hours 5-10 year

    February 3, 1998 .92" in 1.5 hours 10-25 year

    February 2, 1998 .83" in 1.5 hours almost 10 year event

    January 4, 1998 .32" in 1 hour almost 2 year

    November 26, 1997 1.93" in 12.75 hours almost 5 year

    November 15, 1997 1.09" in 4 hours 2-5 year

January 22, 1997 1.50" in 3 hours; a 10-25 year event. Heavy afternoon rains (approx 1.5 inches in 3 hours) caused record local street flooding, but as of 9pm, most streets were clear. There has been no confirmed flooding of structures. Cache Creek reached flood stage at Rumsey at 5:00pm, peaked at 7pm, and fell below flood stage at 8pm. There was no noticeable peak at Yolo.

January 1, 1997 2.06" in 8 hours; a 25-50 year event. December 30-January 2, 1997 had a total of 4.31 inches of rain. Isolated street flooding occurred in Woodland the morning of Jan 1. Cache Creek was above flood stage (14') at Rumsey for five hours Jan 1, peaking at +/-18' at 5am. Peak flows (estimated at 27,000cfs) occurred at Yolo ten hours later (3pm), at stage 80.5ft. (Flood warning is 75.3; Flood Stage is 81.1).

Dec. 9-11, 1996 1.28" in 72 hours, a less than 2 year event. The only street flooding was related to catch basin grates clogged with leaves. Cache Creek at Rumsey, normally at 1 ft stage, crested at 5 ft and then receded to 1 ft.

    Feb. 19-21, 1996 3.43" in 72 hours 2-5 year event.

    Feb. 4-5, 1996 3.38" 48 hours 5-10 year

    Dec. 11-12, 1995 4.84" 48 hours 25-50 year

    March 9-12, 1995 4.61" 96 hours 5-10 year

    January 2-10, 1995 8.03" 192 hours 25-50 year

    January 23-24, 1994 1.67" 48 hours less than 2 year

    Feb. 18-19, 1993 2.93" 48 hours 2-5 year

    January 13, 1993 2.80" 24 hours 5-10 year

    January 7, 1993 2.39" 24 hours 2-5 year

    Feb. 11-12, 1992 3.31" 48 hours 2-5 year

    Dec. 28-29, 1992 1.97" 48 hours less than 2 year

    March 3-4, 1991 2.52" 48 hours less than 2 year

    January 13-14, 1990 3.42" 48 hours 2-5 year

    December 24, 1989 1.22" 24 hours less than 2 year

    Sept. 17-18, 1989 2.04" 48 hours less than 2 year

    January 3-5, 1988 2.16" 72 hours less than 2 year

    March 5-6, 1987 2.09" 48 hours less than 2 year

    February 13, 1987 2.00" 24 hours almost 2 year

    Feb. 15-19, 1986 5.72" 120 hours 10-25 year

    Dec. 24-25, 1985 2.33" 48 hours less than 2 year

    February 8, 1985 1.20" 24 hours less than 2 year

    Dec. 24-25, 1984 4.18" 48 hours 10-25 year

    November 11, 1984 2.13" 24 hours 2 year

    January 27, 1983* 2.04" 24 hours almost 2 year

    September 16, 1982* 2.74" 24 hours 5-10 year

    April 11, 1982 2.70" 24 hours 5-10 year

    March 31, 1982 2.15" 24 hours 2 year

    January 4-5, 1982 3.61 48 hours 5-10 year

    November 14, 1981 2.04" 24 hours almost 2 year

    January 23, 1981 2.44" 24 hours 2-5 year

    Dec. 3-4, 1980 2.36" 48 hours less than 2 year

    February 21, 1980 3.09" 24 hours almost 10 year

    Feb. 17-19, 1980 4.82" 72 hours 10-25 year

    January 11-12, 1980 2.04" 48 hours less than 2 year

    Dec. 24-25, 1979 3.21" 48 hours 2-5 year

    January 8-9, 1979 2.17" 48 hours less than 2 year

    January 14-17, 1978 5.64" 96 hours 10-25 year

    January 5-6, 1978 2.45" 48 hours less than 2 year

    November 21-22, 1977 2.55" 48 hours almost 2 year

    March 16, 1977 1.68" 24 hours less than 2 year

    * = wettest water year in California history

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