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EEL RIVER - FERNBRIDGE (FRNC1)
Latitude: 40.62º NLongitude: 124.20º WElevation: 4 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Apr 15 2014 at 1:31 PM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 16 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 14.0 FeetFlood Stage: 20.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2012
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16.34
Mar 28, 2012
2011
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17.65
Dec 29, 2010
2010
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14.97
Jan 20, 2010
2009
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12.47
Feb 23, 2009
2008
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18.79
Jan 5, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - April 1917* to Present)
1965
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29.50
Dec 23, 1964
1956
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27.70
Dec 22, 1955
1974
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26.33
Jan 16, 1974
1986
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26.00
Feb 18, 1986
1938
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25.40
Dec 11, 1937
2006
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25.39
Dec 31, 2005
 * Missing records from 1923 through 1938
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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. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 55 to 65. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: North of orick and partly cloudy. South of orick and partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 40 to 50. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 54 to 64. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40 to 50. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 66. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night through Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 51. Highs 56 to 66.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 56 to 66.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 41 to 51.

Monday through Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 54 to 64. Lows 41 to 51.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas may occur if the time of crest is coincident with an ocean tide of 7.5 feet or greater.
14.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas may occur if the time of crest is coincident with an ocean tide of 6.5 feet or greater.
15.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas may occur if the time of crest is coincident with an ocean tide of 6.0 feet or greater.
16.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent low-lying areas. Flooding will be enhanced when the crest occurs during times of high tide.
18.0 FeetFlooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas is likely. This level may also cause flooding of the Salt River, Old River and other low-lying slough areas. Flooding in these areas is exaggerated when crest timing is coincident with high tides and strong onshore winds, and when the river remains high for longer periods.
20.0 FeetSignificant flooding of the western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, the Salt and Old Rivers and all adjacent low-lying areas. Flooding in these areas is exaggerated when crest timing is coincident with high tides and strong onshore winds, and for longer duation events. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in low-lying areas of the Eel Delta. These animals are at risk due to rising river levels and appropriate action should be considered.
22.0 FeetThe western half of the Eel Delta may be completely flooded, especially if at or above this level for an extended period of time. This include areas northwest of Loleta, Cannibal Island Road. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in low-lying areas of the Eel Delta. These animals are at risk due to rising river levels, and appropriate action should be considered.
24.0 FeetMinor flooding of Highway 211 to Ferndale south of Fernbridge. Much of the Eel Delta may be flooded, including areas northwest of Loleta, the western portion of Cannibal Island Road. Flooding will be enhanced for longer duration events. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in areas adjacent to the Eel River and other low-lying areas. These animals are at risk due to river rises and appropriate action should be considered.
25.0 FeetSevere flooding of the Eel River Delta including areas northwest of Loleta and the western portion of Cannibal Island Road. Numerous road closures in low-lying areas, including Highway 211 to Ferndale. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock near the river and in low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River and appropriate action should be considered.
26.0 FeetExtensive flooding of the Eel Delta. Closure of Highway 211 to Ferndale and many other roads in the Delta is likely. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in adjacent or low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River and appropriate action should be considered. All persons in the area should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
28.0 FeetNear record level flooding is forecast with extensive severe flooding throughout the Eel Delta. Expect numerous road closures including Highway 211 to Ferndale. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in adjacent or low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River and appropriate action should be considered. All persons in the area should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
30.0 FeetRecord level flooding is forecast with disastrous flooding throughout the Eel Delta. Most roads will be impassable including Highway 211 to Ferndale, and access will be severely restricted. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in adjacent or low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River appropriate action should be considered. All persons should be 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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