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SACRAMENTO RIVER - BUTTE CITY (BTCC1)
Latitude: 39.46º NLongitude: 121.99º WElevation: 99 Feet
Location: Glenn County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Upper SacramentoRiver Group: Upper Sacramento
Issuance Time: May 18 2024 at 8:21 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 19 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2022*
37,200
79.48
Oct 25, 2021
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
 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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ016)
Tonight: Clear. Lows around 54. Southeast winds up to 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 80 to 86. North winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows 54 to 60. Northeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the north around 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph after midnight.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 81 to 86. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 54 to 62. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 86 to 91.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows around 58.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Clear. Highs 84 to 90. Lows around 58.

Thursday through Saturday: Mostly clear. Highs 77 to 87. Lows 53 to 58.
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.