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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
2021*
--
18.30
Jan 29, 2021
2020*
--
22.29
Apr 6, 2020
2019*
--
38.94
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
--
38.35
Apr 8, 2018
2017*
--
44.66
Feb 11, 2017
 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: Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 59. South winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 87. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows 53 to 61. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 84 to 90. Light winds becoming west up to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows 54 to 62. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 91.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows 55 to 64.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 88 to 94.

Wednesday Night through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 66. Highs 88 to 94.

Friday through Saturday: Clear. Highs 86 to 95. Lows 56 to 66.
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.