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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
2022*
37,200
79.48
Oct 25, 2021
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
 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: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 61 to 66. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 39. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 63. Light winds becoming southeast up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 47.

Thursday: Rain showers. Breezy. Highs 53 to 59.

Thursday Night: Rain showers. Breezy. Lows 43 to 49.

Friday: Rain showers. Breezy. Highs 51 to 57.

Friday Night and Saturday: Rain showers. Breezy. Lows 37 to 42. Highs 48 to 54.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows 33 to 38. Highs 50 to 55.
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.