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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 22 2014 at 7:50 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 23 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)
Tonight: Breezy and rain. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Thursday: Rain in the morning and then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the morning. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Thursday Night: Chance of rain showers in the evening and then rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers near 100 percent.

Friday: Rain in the morning and then chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 71. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Friday Night: Chance of rain in the evening and then rain likely after midnight. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Saturday: Breezy. Rain likely in the morning and then rain likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 65. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Saturday Night: Rain likely. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs 56 to 62.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs 56 to 64.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 40s.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows 45 to 51.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs 57 to 65.
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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