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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
2021*
13,000
242.55
Feb 3, 2021
2020*
23,000
245.12
Jan 26, 2020
2019*
92,700
254.37
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
51,200
247.76
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
114,200
256.36
Feb 18, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Dec 2000 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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
Location Photographs
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ015)
Tonight: Clear. Areas of smoke late in the evening. Haze after midnight. Lows 71 to 79. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the northwest up to 10 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 20 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 103 to 109. North winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 69 to 77. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs around 100. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 65 to 71. South winds up to 15 mph.

Monday: Sunny. Highs around 100.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 64 to 72.

Tuesday through Friday: Clear. Highs 96 to 103. Lows 64 to 72.
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.