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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: Feb 13 2016 at 9:37 AM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 14 2016 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2014
74,300
25.34
Feb 14, 2014
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
 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: Mostly cloudy. North of orick and a chance of rain in the evening and then rain likely overnight. South of orick and a slight chance of rain. Lows 42 to 52. North wind 5 mph shifting to the east overnight.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 55 to 65. East wind 5 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog. Lows 43 to 53. Northeast wind 5 mph.

Washingtons Birthday: Partly cloudy. Highs 59 to 69. North wind 10 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with patchy fog. Lows 44 to 54. North wind 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 59 to 69. North wind 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with patchy fog. Lows 45 to 55.

Wednesday: Rain likely. Highs 55 to 65.

Wednesday Night: Rain. Lows 41 to 51.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 50 to 60. Lows 42 to 52.

Friday and Friday Night: Cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 53 to 63. Lows 42 to 52.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 53 to 63.
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.