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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: Mar 02 2015 at 1:49 PM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 03 2015 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 250.0 FeetFlood Stage: 253.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013*
71,300
250.17
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
40,869
245.23
Mar 28, 2012
2011*
98,404
254.18
Mar 20, 2011
2010*
66,176
249.39
Jan 21, 2010
2009*
39,900
245.05
Feb 17, 2009
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Dec 2000 to Present)
1997*
141,500**
260.00**
Jan 01, 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
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ015)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 46. Light winds becoming north up to 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 65. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 36 to 46. North winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs around 67. North winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 37 to 47. Light winds.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs around 69.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 39 to 47.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 69 to 75.

Friday Night and Saturday: Clear. Lows 41 to 49. Highs 69 to 79.

Saturday Night through Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 50. Highs 73 to 79.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs around 71.
Impacts - E19 Information
246.0 FeetThe river starts to flow eastward into Sand Slough on the left bank upstream of the gage.
254.0 FeetOverflow of east bank of river downstream of gage begins. Housing development in the area is threatened.
254.3 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.
255.0 FeetWater starts into the houses on Mary Lane, Howell Street, and surrounding streets.
257.0 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.

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