Russian River Expected to Rise 14 Feet, Leading to Evacuation Order in Sonoma County
People living near the Russian River in Sonoma County were ordered to evacuate Tuesday ahead of possible flooding. The Russian River is expected to rise about 14 feet over the next day, according to an alert sent by Sonoma County Emergency Services. The river reached flood stage Tuesday evening around 5:40 and is expected to crest Wednesday night near record-level, Sonoma County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Crum said. The sheriff's office said the river is projected to crest at 46.1 feet on Wednesday night.