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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: Oct 23 2014 at 8:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 24 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
2013
77,900
25.86
Dec 2, 2012
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
 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)
Today: Rain in the morning. North of orick and chance of rain in the afternoon. South of orick and slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 63 to 73. East wind around 10 mph shifting to the south 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening. Windy. Rain overnight. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows 49 to 59. South wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to southeast 20 to 30 mph overnight.

Saturday: Windy. Rain showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty erratic winds and small hail. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 55 to 65. South wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

Saturday Night: Rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Lows 43 to 53. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 53 to 63. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night and Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 49. Highs 54 to 64.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 46 to 56.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Rain. Highs 57 to 67. Lows 47 to 57.

Wednesday through Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 58 to 68. Lows 47 to 57.
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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