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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: 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)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of rain late in the afternoon. Highs 53 to 59. Light winds becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain, breezy. Lows 41 to 47. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the south 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 52 to 59. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows around 36. North winds up to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.

Monday: Patchy frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs around 59. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 41.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 59.

Tuesday Night through Friday: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 42. Highs around 63.
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.