Wohler Road flooded and closed at River Road during Russian River flooding in Sonoma County on Feb. 27, 2019. Adam Grossberg/KQED
Wohler Road flooded and closed at River Road during Russian River flooding in Sonoma County on Feb. 27, 2019. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

PHOTOS: Deluge Triggers Flooding Along Russian, Napa Rivers

PHOTOS: Deluge Triggers Flooding Along Russian, Napa Rivers

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ommunities along the Russian River in western Sonoma County are contending with one of the worst floods the overflow-prone stream has seen in a generation. Some views from along the river and elsewhere in the North Bay after the area suffered nearly two full days of nonstop rain.

Water from Mark West Creek and the Russian River inundated the Mirabel Trailer Park and Campground, about 10 miles northwest of Santa Rosa. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

The Russian River is forecast to rise to 46 feet, some 14 feet above flood stage. The California-Nevada River Forecast Center has estimated the river will reach its crest late Wednesday night. It should recede below flood state late Thursday, forecasters say.

The forecast 46-foot crest is a foot above the level recorded on New Year's Day 1997 and at least several feet higher than floods that have been seen since then. But Wednesday's peak is below the catastrophic flood levels seen in February 1986 and February 1995.

The aftermath of a slide on Moscow Road near Monte Rio. (Molly Peterson/KQED)
A road crew at a slide that closed Moscow Road just outside Monte Rio during storm that slammed Russian River area. (Molly Peterson/KQED)

The Mark West Creek at River Road at Wohler Road near the Mirabel RV Park and Campground northwest of Santa Rosa. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
The Russian River flooding in Healdsburg. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
A man walks a dog on the Healdsburg Avenue Bridge. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Oakwild Lane in Santa Rosa is flooded. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Slusser Road, just off River Road, in the town of Woolsey. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Homes and businesses sit under water in a flooded neighborhood on Feb. 27, 2019 in Guerneville. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ari Herman (L) and Lea Herman embrace as they look at a flooded section of highway 116 on Feb. 27, 2019 in Guerneville. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A car sits underwater in a flooded neighborhood on Feb. 27, 2019 in Forestville. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Forestville firefighters Mike Pierson (L) and James Deurloo patrol a flooded neighborhood on Feb. 27, 2019 in Forestville. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rivers and creeks continued to rise in Napa Wednesday — Napa River had risen to about 18 feet by noon Wednesday, according to a bridge marking.

Corner of Silverado Trail and Trancas Street in Napa. (Stephanie Lister/KQED)
A woman snaps a photo of the Napa River at Trancas Street. (Stephanie LIster/KQED)
The Napa River flows under Lincoln Avenue. (Stephanie Lister/KQED)
The corner of Silverado Trail and Trancas Street in Napa on Feb.27, 2019. (Stephanie Lister/KQED)

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