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SACRAMENTO RIVER - RED BLUFF (RDBC1)
Latitude: 40.15º NLongitude: 122.20º WElevation: 231 Feet
Location: Tehama County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Upper SacramentoRiver Group: Upper Sacramento
Monitor Stage: 252.5 FeetFlood Stage: 255.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
33,700
247.24
Oct 25, 2021
2021*
13,000
242.55
Feb 3, 2021
2020*
23,000
245.12
Jan 26, 2020
2019*
92,700
254.37
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
51,200
247.76
Apr 7, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Dec 2000 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1997*
141,500**
260.00**
Jan 02, 1997
2006*
123,171
257.09
Dec 31, 2005
2015*
108,179
255.48
Dec 11, 2014
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Estimated stage/flow from high water marks
 *** Datum changed from NGVD29 to NAVD88 on 10/01/2019. The difference is +2.6 ft and must be applied to all data before date to convert to NAVD88
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Impacts - E19 Information
248.6 FeetThe river starts to flow eastward into Sand Slough on the left bank upstream of the gage.
256.6 FeetOverflow of east bank of river downstream of gage begins. Housing development in the area is threatened.
256.9 FeetThe trailer house at the south end of Idle Wheels Trailer Park start to take water. Water is up to the parking lot at City Park. Paynes Creek Slough closes Bell Mill Road at Kaer Avenue.
257.6 FeetWater starts into the houses on Mary Lane, Howell Street, and surrounding streets.
259.6 FeetExtensive flooding problems begin to happen in low lying areas of Red Bluff.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ015)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the evening, then mostly cloudy in the late evening and overnight. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows 30 to 37. South winds up to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Areas of frost in the morning. A chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 45 to 53. South winds up to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Rain showers. Lows 41 to 46. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Tuesday: Rain showers. Highs 48 to 56. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the evening, then a chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows around 44. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph shifting to the north after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 57 to 62.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 39.

Thursday through Friday: Clear. Highs around 64. Lows around 39.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 42.

Saturday through Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 54 to 61. Lows around 42.
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.