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SMITH RIVER - DOCTOR FINE BRIDGE (FTDC1)
Latitude: 41.88º NLongitude: 124.14º WElevation: 0 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Apr 24 2014 at 7:48 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 25 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 27.0 FeetFlood Stage: 33.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2012
117,900*
32.36
Jan 19, 2012
2011
54,500*
26.82
Dec 29, 2010
2010
58,600*
27.40
Jan 01, 2010
2009
106,900*
31.57
Dec 29, 2008
2008
63,400*
27.86
Oct 19, 2007
2007
63,200*
27.84
Dec 13, 2006
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1950 to Present)
1965
207,000*
39.50
Dec 22, 1964
1956
176,500*
37.40
Dec 22, 1955
1972
173,700*
37.20
Mar 03, 1972
1951
170,000*
36.90
Oct 29, 1950
 * Estimated flow (Not Official)
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Tonight: Rain showers through the night. Isolated thunderstorms late overnight. Lows 40 to 50. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday: Rain showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may contain small hail. Highs 48 to 58. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. South of orick and isolated rain showers in the evening. North of orick and scattered rain showers in the evening and then isolated rain showers overnight. Lows 33 to 43. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northeast overnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 48 to 58. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Occasional rain. Lows 37 to 47. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 54 to 64. West wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 39 to 49.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs 58 to 68.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 53.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 69.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 61 to 71.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 51.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 59 to 69.
Impacts - E19 Information
31.0 FeetMinor flooding may occur around the gravel plant near US Highway 101 and of South Bank Road approximately 1 mile upstream from Doctor Fine Bridge.
33.0 FeetFlooding is likely near the gravel plant and on South Bank Road in the vicinity of US Highway 101. Water may flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
36.0 FeetFlooding of South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 is likely. Water can flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some low-lying residential access roads may flood.
38.0 FeetExpect flooding of portions of Highway 197 and South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 and of low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some access roads and homes in this area may be flooded.
40.0 FeetMany roads and structures in the vicinity of the river are likely to be threatened. At the forecast level, expect significant flooding along US Highway 101, US Highway 199, South Bank Road, and in low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
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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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