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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: Oct 23 2014 at 8:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 24 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: 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
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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