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FEATHER RIVER - NICOLAUS (NCOC1)
Latitude: 38.89º NLongitude: 121.60º WElevation: 32 Feet
Location: Sutter County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Lower Sacramento
Monitor Stage: 39.0 FeetFlood Stage: 47.0 FeetDanger Stage: 48.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
--
38.94
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
--
38.35
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
--
44.66
Feb 11, 2017
2016*
--
39.99
Mar 14, 2016
2015*
--
31.29
Dec 15, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1931 to Present)
1956
--
51.60
Dec 23, 1955
1965
--
51.55
Dec 23, 1964
1940
--
50.75
Mar 30, 1940
1997*
--
50.40
Jan 2, 1997
1986*
--
49.10
Feb 20, 1986
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Record flow since regulation by Oroville Dam began in 1967
 *** Datum changed from NGVD29 to NAVD88 on 10/01/2016. The difference is -1.15 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   (CAZ017)
Today: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 73. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 52. West winds around 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Gusts up to 20 mph.

Sunday: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 73. Northwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 54. Southeast winds around 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph shifting to the north with gusts to around 45 mph after midnight.

Martin Luther King Jr Day: Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs around 68. North winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

Monday Night: Clear, windy. Lows 42 to 50.

Tuesday: Sunny, windy. Highs 62 to 68.

Tuesday Night: Clear, breezy, colder. Lows 35 to 45.

Wednesday through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs around 62. Lows 35 to 45.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 58.
Impacts - E19 Information
53.4 FeetStages above 53.4 feet result in flooding outside the levees. 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.