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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: Dec 20 2014 at 9:09 AM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 21 2014 at 9:00 AM PST
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. Rain may be heavy at times. Highs 51 to 61. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: North of orick and rain. South of orick and rain in the evening and then rain likely overnight. Near steady temperature in the lower 50s. Rain may be heavy at times in the evening. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Rain north of orick and chance of rain south of orick. Highs 53 to 63. Southwest wind up to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 46 to 56. West wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 54 to 64. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 43 to 53.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 54 to 64.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 42 to 52.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 51 to 61.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 38 to 48.

Christmas Day: Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 48 to 58.

Thursday Night and Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 35 to 45. Highs 49 to 59.
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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