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SACRAMENTO RIVER - RED BLUFF (RDBC1)
Latitude: 40.15º NLongitude: 122.20º WElevation: 231 Feet
Location: Tehama County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Upper Sacramento
Monitor Stage: 250.0 FeetFlood Stage: 253.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016*
67,675
249.62
Jan 18, 2016
2015*
108,313
255.48
Dec 11, 2014
2014*
30,800
243.50
Mar 4, 2014
2013*
71,300
250.17
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
40,869
245.23
Mar 28, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Dec 2000 to Present)
1997*
141,500**
260.00**
Jan 02, 1997
2006*
123,171
257.09
Dec 31, 2005
2015*
108,179
255.48
Dec 11, 2014
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Estimated stage/flow from high water marks
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ015)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs 90 to 98. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 65 to 71. South winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the evening becoming light.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 94 to 100. Light winds becoming southeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 63 to 69. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 93 to 99. Light winds.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 62 to 68.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 94 to 102.

Friday Night through Monday: Clear. Lows 62 to 72. Highs 95 to 105.
Impacts - E19 Information
246.0 FeetThe river starts to flow eastward into Sand Slough on the left bank upstream of the gage.
254.0 FeetOverflow of east bank of river downstream of gage begins. Housing development in the area is threatened.
254.3 FeetThe trailer house at the south end of Idle Wheels Trailer Park start to take water. Water is up to the parking lot at City Park. Paynes Creek Slough closes Bell Mill Road at Kaer Avenue.
255.0 FeetWater starts into the houses on Mary Lane, Howell Street, and surrounding streets.
257.0 FeetExtensive flooding problems begin to happen in low lying areas of Red Bluff.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Sacramento Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.