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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: Jan 30 2023 at 1:34 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 31 2023 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)
Tonight: Clear, breezy. Lows 30 to 36. North winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 56. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows 30 to 36. Light winds.

Wednesday: Widespread frost in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs around 55. Light winds.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows 32 to 38. Light winds.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 52 to 58.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows around 42.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs around 54.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs around 56.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows around 43. Highs 52 to 57.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows around 38.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Highs around 58.
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.