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KLAMATH RIVER - KLAMATH (KLMC1)
Latitude: 41.51º NLongitude: 123.98º WElevation: 6 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Oct 30 2014 at 8:12 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 31 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 30.0 FeetFlood Stage: 38.0 FeetDanger Stage: 59.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013*
140,000
30.83
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
156,000
32.33
Mar 31, 2012
2011*
95,100
25.82
Dec 29, 2010
2010*
69,400
22.38
Jun 4, 2010
2009*+
82,400
24.26
Dec 29, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - December 1861 to Present)**
1965*
557,000
55.30
Dec 23, 1964
1974*
529,000
41.96
Jan 16, 1974
1986*
459,000
36.76
Feb 18, 1986
1861*
450,000
60.00
Dec -- 1861
1890*
425,000
63.00
Feb --, 1890
1956*
425,000
49.70
Dec 22, 1955
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to 1932 with segmented periods back to Dec 1861
 + Incomplete records for the year
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Tonight: North of orick and rain. South of orick and chance of rain early in the evening and then rain likely late in the evening. Rain overnight. Rain may be heavy at times overnight. Lows 47 to 57. Southwest wind up to 10 mph.

Friday: Rain in the morning and then rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may contain small hail in the afternoon. Highs 53 to 63. West wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of rain showers through the night. Patchy fog overnight. Some thunderstorms may contain small hail in the evening. Lows 41 to 51. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Chance of rain showers. Highs 53 to 63. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 40 to 50. North wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 55 to 65. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 53.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 57 to 67.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 46 to 56. Highs 58 to 68.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 47 to 57.

Wednesday through Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 59 to 69. Lows 47 to 57.
Impacts - E19 Information
34.0 FeetFlooding of lowest lying areas may occur.
38.0 FeetFlooding of the access road to Klamath Glen from US Highway 101 and other low-lying areas is likely.
40.0 FeetFlooding may occur on US Highway 101 near Requa Road, the road to Klamath Glen, and adjacent low-lying areas secondary roads near the delta. Flooding will be amplified if coincident with high tides and strong onshore winds.
42.0 FeetFlooding of US Highway 101 near Requa Road, the road to Klamath Glen, and adjacent low-lying secondary roads near the delta is likely. Flooding will be amplified with high tides and strong onshore winds.
46.0 FeetNumerous road closures are expected including US Highway 101 and secondary roads in the area. Significant flooding of many homes and businesses will occur. Loss of power is likely due to inundation of transfer station.
49.0 FeetExtensive flooding along the river from Blue Creek downstream to the Pacific Ocean. Most roads in the area, including US Highway 101, Requa Road, and the road to Klamath Glen are likely to be flooded and impassable.
63.0 FeetSevere flooding of the delta area below the levee. Most roads will be flooded and impassable, including US Highway 101 and numerous secondary roads. The forecast level is within 2.5 feet of top of levee protecting Klamath Glen. Any persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground. High tides and strong onshore winds will amplify effects.
64.0 FeetSevere flooding in the delta area is likely, particularly US Highway 101 in the vicinity of Requa Road, the access road to Klamath Glen, and secondary roads. The forecast level is within 1.5 feet of top of levee. Any persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground. High tides and strong onshore winds will amplify effects.
65.0 FeetSevere flooding in the delta area is likely, particularly US Highway 101 in the vicinity of Requa Road, the access road to Klamath Glen, and secondary roads. The forecast level is within 0.5 feet of top of levee. Any persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should take appropriate action and move to higher ground. High tides and strong onshore winds will amplify effects.
65.5 FeetExtensive and severe flooding can be expected from above Klamath Glen to the Pacific Ocean including the towns of Klamath and Klamath Glen and US Highway 101. The forecast level is at the top of the levee. Any persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should take appropriate action and move to higher ground. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
66.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding can be expected from above Klamath Glen to the Pacific Ocean including the towns of Klamath and Klamath Glen and US Highway 101. The forecast level is over the top of the levee. Any persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should take appropriate action and move to higher ground.
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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