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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: Feb 25 2024 at 7:16 AM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 26 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2018*
51,200
247.76
Apr 7, 2018
 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
 * 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 cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the late morning and afternoon. Highs 55 to 63. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Tonight: Clear, colder. Lows 32 to 38. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 59. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 39. North winds up to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 57 to 62. Light winds becoming south up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows 44 to 50.

Thursday: Rain showers. Windy. Highs 51 to 57.

Thursday Night: Rain showers. Lows 39 to 45.

Friday: Rain showers. Highs 47 to 55.

Friday Night: Rain showers. Lows 34 to 40.

Saturday: Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 45 to 51.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows around 33. Highs 47 to 53.
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.