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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: Jan 26 2021 at 2:01 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 27 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
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)
Today: Rain and snow showers in the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Windy. Highs 40 to 46. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch lower elevations and except no snow accumulation higher elevations. South winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph decreasing to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain showers. Lows 37 to 45. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

Thursday: Rain showers. Highs 45 to 52. Southeast winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 34 to 42. North winds up to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 47 to 53. Light winds becoming southeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 38 to 44.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 47 to 52.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 40 to 46.

Sunday through Monday Night: Rain showers. Highs 48 to 55. Lows 37 to 47.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 49 to 55.
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.