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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sacramento River at Colusa Bridge are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Colusa Weir Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Tisdale Weir
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 73
Moderate Flood Stage: 72
Flood Stage: 70
Action Stage: 63
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 69.20 ft on 02/08/1942
(2) 68.83 ft on 01/03/1997
(3) 68.50 ft on 03/04/1983
(4) 68.33 ft on 03/01/2019
(5) 68.25 ft on 02/20/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 66.83 ft on 03/16/2023 (P)
(2) 67.48 ft on 01/16/2023 (P)
(3) 59.51 ft on 10/26/2021
(4) 46.82 ft on 01/30/2021
(5) 53.55 ft on 01/27/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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73 Stages above 73.0 feet result in major flooding of the area outside the levees. Top of levee.
67.2 Water moves into the parking lot and outdoor patio of Colusa Landing RV Park along east bank of river.
65 Water moves into the parking lot of Loves Landing trailer park along east bank of river inside levee.
63 Monitor Stage.
(1) Gage and Bride looking Upstream

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