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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: 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
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
2014*
30,800
243.50
Mar 4, 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: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs around 73. Light winds becoming south up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 40 to 46. South winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Cooler. Highs around 60. North winds up to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 34 to 40. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Windy. Highs 56 to 62. North winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 42.

Monday: Sunny. Highs around 68.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 48.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Clear. Highs around 75. Lows 40 to 48.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Highs around 72. Lows 41 to 47.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 68 to 73.
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.
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.