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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
2023*
--
39.52
Mar 21, 2023
2022*
--
27.55
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
--
18.30
Jan 29, 2021
2020*
--
22.29
Apr 6, 2020
2019*
--
38.94
Feb 27, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1931 to Present) - Ranked by Stage
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)
Tonight: Clear. Lows 62 to 72. South winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 99 to 107. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 67 to 77. Southwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 101 to 109. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 68 to 78. Southwest winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 97 to 105.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Cooler. Lows 63 to 73.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Clear. Highs 94 to 102. Lows 61 to 71.

Friday through Sunday: Clear. Highs 84 to 94. Lows 57 to 67.
Impacts - E19 Information
53.4 FeetStages above 53.4 feet result in flooding outside of 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.