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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: Jul 29 2014 at 7:30 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jul 30 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
2013
92,500*
30.65
Dec 2, 2012
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
 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)
Today: Near the coast and mostly cloudy until early afternoon then becoming mostly sunny. Inland and mostly sunny. Areas of drizzle and patchy fog in the morning. Highs 60 to 70 at the coast and 73 to 83 inland. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the west in the late morning and afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy near the coast and partly cloudy inland and patchy fog near the coast. Lows 50 to 60. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Near the coast and mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Inland and mostly sunny. South of orick and Patchy fog. Highs 61 to 71 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland. North wind around 10 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 51 to 61. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Thursday Night and Friday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 75 to 85 inland.

Saturday Night through Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 51 to 61. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 77 to 87 inland.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 60 to 70 at the coast and 73 to 83 inland.
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.
Product Disclaimer

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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