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SACRAMENTO RIVER - BUTTE CITY (BTCC1)
Latitude: 39.46º NLongitude: 121.99º WElevation: 99 Feet
Location: Glenn County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Upper Sacramento
Issuance Time: Nov 26 2022 at 7:38 AM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 27 2022 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 88.5 FeetFlood Stage: 97.0 FeetDanger Stage: 98.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2021*
12,100
71.53
Jan 30, 2021
2020*
27,500
75.28
Jan 27, 2020
2019*
91,200
90.76
Feb 28, 2019
2018*
47,500
82.12
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
98,900
92.47
Feb 19, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Apr 1921 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1942
170,000**
96.87
Feb 07, 1942
1958*
160,000***
96.70
Feb 20, 1958
1983*
157,000
95.89
Mar 02, 1983
1941
151,000
95.17
Feb 12, 1941
1998*
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95.15
Feb 04, 1998
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Peak of record prior to construction of Shasta Dam
 *** Peak of record after to construction of Shasta Dam
 **** Datum changed from USED to NAVD88 on 10/01/2019. The difference is -0.5 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   (CAZ016)
Today: Sunny. Highs around 62. Light winds.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 33 to 41. Light winds becoming north up to 10 mph after midnight.

Monday: Patchy frost in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 61. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows 31 to 37. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday: Widespread frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs around 55. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Widespread frost. Lows 29 to 37.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Widespread frost. Highs around 54.

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

Thursday: Rain showers likely. Highs 48 to 54.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 32 to 38.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs around 50.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 32 to 38.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs around 50.
Impacts - E19 Information
89.9 FeetOverbank flow of the east bank begins upstream of the gage. Water flows into Butte Basin.
96.5 FeetWater begins to flow into the orchards on the west bank of the river. Water is still contained inside the levees.
100.5 FeetStages above 100.5 feet result in major flooding. 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.