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SACRAMENTO RIVER - RED BLUFF (RDBC1)
Latitude: 40.15º NLongitude: 122.20º WElevation: 231 Feet
Location: Tehama County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Upper SacramentoRiver Group: Upper Sacramento
Issuance Time: May 23 2024 at 7:34 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 24 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 252.5 FeetFlood Stage: 255.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
33,700
247.24
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
13,000
242.55
Feb 3, 2021
2020*
23,000
245.12
Jan 26, 2020
2019*
92,700
254.37
Feb 27, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Dec 2000 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1997*
141,500**
260.00**
Jan 02, 1997
2006*
123,171
257.09
Dec 31, 2005
2015*
108,179
255.48
Dec 11, 2014
2023*
106,700
258.92
Mar 15, 2023
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Estimated stage/flow from high water marks
 *** Datum changed from NGVD29 to NAVD88 on 10/01/2019. The difference is +2.6 ft and must be applied to all data before date to convert to NAVD88
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Impacts - E19 Information
248.6 FeetThe river starts to flow eastward into Sand Slough on the left bank upstream of the gage.
256.6 FeetOverflow of east bank of river downstream of gage begins. Housing development in the area is threatened.
256.9 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.
257.6 FeetWater starts into the houses on Mary Lane, Howell Street, and surrounding streets.
259.6 FeetExtensive flooding problems begin to happen in low lying areas of Red Bluff.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ015)
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 86. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 56. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 81. South winds up to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 53. South winds up to 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 75. South winds up to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows around 53.

Sunday: Sunny, warmer. Highs 82 to 87.

Sunday Night through Tuesday: Clear. Lows around 59. Highs 82 to 92.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 87 to 93.
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.