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SACRAMENTO RIVER - ORD FERRY (ORFC1)
Latitude: 39.63º NLongitude: 122.00º WElevation: 115 Feet
Location: Glenn County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Upper SacramentoRiver Group: Upper Sacramento
Issuance Time: May 27 2024 at 7:16 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 28 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 110.0 FeetFlood Stage: 114.0 FeetDanger Stage: 122.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023*
94,000
115.09
Mar 16, 2023
2022*
44,100
106.44
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
12,700
98.94
Jan 29, 2021
2020*
25,200
102.36
Jan 27, 2020
2019*
100,400
116.25
Feb 28, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Completion of Shasta Dam (1943) to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1958*
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120.10**
Feb 25, 1958
1970*
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119.79
Jan 24, 1970
1997*
215,000
118.66
Jan 02, 1997
1974*
212,400
118.40
Jan 16, 1974
1986*
195,000
118.30
Feb 19, 1986
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Datum changed from USED to NAVD88 on 10/01/2019. The difference is -0.2 ft and must be applied to all data before date to convert to NAVD88
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Impacts - E19 Information
110.3 FeetHead cuts in 3BS Silt Weir start overflow into Butte Basin, flooding dips on Ord Ferry Road west of River Road. Persistent flows at or above this level increase flooding in Butte Basin. Ord Ferry Road and additional roads in Glenn and Colusa Counties are closed due to flooding.
113.8 FeetDesignated flood stage. Design overflow level for M&T, 3BS and Goose Lake Flood Control facilities to divert flood flows into Butte Basin. M&T overflows closing River Road from Ord Ferry Road to Chico River Road. Ord Ferry Road is already closed.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ016)
Today: Sunny. Highs 86 to 91. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Lows around 58. South winds around 10 mph shifting to the north up to 10 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 86 to 91. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 60 to 68. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 92 to 97. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 60 to 66.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 94 to 100.

Friday Night and Saturday: Clear. Lows 58 to 64. Highs 90 to 100.

Saturday Night through Monday: Mostly clear. Lows around 62. Highs 90 to 96.
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.