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FEATHER RIVER - NICOLAUS (NCOC1)
Latitude: 38.89º NLongitude: 121.60º WElevation: 32 Feet
Location: Sutter County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Lower Sacramento
Monitor Stage: 39.0 FeetFlood Stage: 47.0 FeetDanger Stage: 48.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2018*
--
38.35
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
--
44.66
Feb 11, 2017
2016*
--
39.99
Mar 14, 2016
2015*
--
31.29
Dec 15, 2014
2014*
--
24.23
Feb 10, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1931 to Present)
1956
--
51.60
Dec 23, 1955
1965
--
51.55
Dec 23, 1964
1940
--
50.75
Mar 30, 1940
1997*
--
50.40
Jan 2, 1997
1986*
--
49.10
Feb 20, 1986
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Record flow since regulation by Oroville Dam began in 1967
 *** Datum changed from NGVD29 to NAVD88 on 10/01/2016. The difference is -1.15 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   (CAZ017)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs 72 to 77. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 47. South winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 61 to 66. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Colder. Lows 37 to 43. Northwest winds up to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Breezy. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the north 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows 37 to 45.

Monday: Sunny. Highs around 67.

Monday Night through Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 71 to 76.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Highs around 73. Lows 42 to 50.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 71.
Impacts - E19 Information
53.4 FeetStages above 53.4 feet result in flooding outside the levees. Top of levee.
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.