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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
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
2016*
68,776
86.46
Mar 14, 2016
 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: Sunny. Highs 89 to 94. Northwest winds up to 15 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 56 to 62. Northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 92 to 97. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 63. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 84 to 90. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows around 59.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 84 to 90.

Friday Night and Saturday: Clear. Lows 57 to 63. Highs 85 to 95.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 64. Highs 90 to 98.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly clear. Lows 63 to 69. Highs 93 to 100.
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.