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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
Monitor Stage: 89.0 FeetFlood Stage: 97.2 FeetDanger Stage: 98.2 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016*
68,776
86.46
Mar 14, 2016
2015*
80,264
88.86
Dec 13, 2014
2014*
26,500
76.29
Mar 11, 2014
2013*
62,900
85.29
Dec 3, 2012
2012*
37,697
79.38
Mar 29, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Apr 1921 to Present)
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
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ016)
Today: Patchy frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs around 54. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 28 to 36. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Saturday: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs 53 to 58. South winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 30 to 38. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 59. Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35 to 43.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 51 to 56.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 31 to 39. Highs around 59.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 39. Highs around 56.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 36 to 44. Highs around 54.
Impacts - E19 Information
90.4 FeetOverbank flow of the east bank begins upstream of the gage. Water flows into Butte Sink.
101.0 FeetStages above 101.0 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.