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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
Issuance Time: May 29 2020 at 7:56 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 30 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 252.5 FeetFlood Stage: 255.5 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
92,700
254.37
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
51,200
247.76
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
114,200
256.36
Feb 18, 2017
2016*
67,675
249.62
Jan 18, 2016
2015*
108,313
255.48
Dec 11, 2014
 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
 *** Datum changed from NGVD29 to NAVD88 on 10/01/2019. The difference is +2.6 ft and must be applied to all data before date to convert to NAVD88
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ015)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows 64 to 70. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Saturday: Heavy rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Breezy. Much cooler. Highs 65 to 71. South winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Cooler. Lows 52 to 58. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph shifting to the north after midnight.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Warmer. Highs 76 to 82. North winds around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows 57 to 63. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the north up to 10 mph after midnight.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 78 to 83.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 58 to 64.

Tuesday through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 86 to 94. Lows 57 to 66.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 79 to 85.
Impacts - E19 Information
248.6 FeetThe river starts to flow eastward into Sand Slough on the left bank upstream of the gage.
256.6 FeetOverflow of east bank of river downstream of gage begins. Housing development in the area is threatened.
256.9 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.
257.6 FeetWater starts into the houses on Mary Lane, Howell Street, and surrounding streets.
259.6 FeetExtensive flooding problems begin to happen in low lying areas of Red Bluff.
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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.