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SMITH RIVER - JED SMITH NEAR CRESCENT CITY (CREC1)
Latitude: 41.79º NLongitude: 124.08º WElevation: 79 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Apr 20 2014 at 8:54 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 21 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 25.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2012
93,000
27.90
Jan 19, 2012
2011
53,100
21.99
Dec 29, 2010
2010
59,400
22.91
Jan 01, 2010
2009
103,000
27.87
Dec 29, 2008
2008
66,500
23.83
Oct 19, 2007
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1931 to Present)
1965
228,000
48.50
Dec 22, 1964
1972
182,000
43.37
Jan 22, 1972
1956
165,000
41.20
Dec 22, 1955
1966
145,000
38.53
Jan 06, 1966
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the late evening and overnight. Lows 39 to 49. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. North of orick and slight chance of rain in the morning and then chance of rain in the afternoon. South of orick and slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 54 to 64. West wind around 10 mph.

Monday Night: Rain. Rain may be heavy at times in the evening. Lows 39 to 49. Northwest wind up to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Highs 48 to 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 38 to 48. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Rain likely. Highs 49 to 59. South wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 42 to 52.

Thursday: Rain likely. Highs 52 to 62.

Thursday Night and Friday: Rain likely. Lows 43 to 53. Highs 52 to 62.

Friday Night: Rain showers likely. Lows 39 to 49.

Saturday: Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 50 to 60.

Saturday Night: Cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 40 to 50.

Sunday: Rain likely. Highs 51 to 61.
Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetHistoric crest stages listed for dates prior to 10/01/1991 are adjusted to the current site and datum using historic peak flow and the current rating table.
25.0 FeetMinor flooding of the lowest-lying areas near the river may occur.
26.0 FeetExpect minor flooding along Highway 197 and other low-lying areas near the river.
28.0 FeetFlooding along lower portions of Highway 197 and possible flooding of roads near Gasquet.
29.0 FeetFlooding along Highway 197 and of roads near Gasquet is highly.
32.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and in the Gasquet area, and possible flooding of US Highway 199 near Gasquet. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
34.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
35.0 FeetConsiderable flooding along Highway 197 and US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Low-lying homes in these areas likely to be threatened.
36.0 FeetExtensive flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Homes and campgrounds in these areas could be threatened including portions of Jedediah Smith State Park.
37.0 FeetSevere damage could be inflicted upon roads, bridges, and other structures. All lower areas in and around the river are likely to be flooded. Persons in these areas should be prepared to take appropriate actions to protect life and property.
39.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding of all areas near the river. Significant damage to roads, bridges, and other structures near the river likely. All lower-lying areas in and around the river will be flooded. All persons in the areas should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
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This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Eureka 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.

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