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EEL RIVER - SCOTIA (SCOC1)
Latitude: 40.49º NLongitude: 124.1º WElevation: 36 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Apr 22 2014 at 7:55 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 23 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 45.0 FeetFlood Stage: 51.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2012
98,000
32.34
Mar 28, 2012
2011
119,000
34.42
Dec 29, 2010
2010
94,400
31.09
Jan 26, 2010
2009
64,300
25.95
Feb 24, 2009
2008
142,000
36.41
Jan 5, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1916 to Present)*
1965
752,000
72.0
Dec 23, 1964
1956
541,000
61.90
Dec 22, 1955
1974
387,000
52.31
Jan 16, 1974
1995 368,000 51.30 Jan 9, 1995
1986 364,000 51.08 Feb 17, 1986
1997 360,000 54.97 Jan 1, 1997
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1916 with segmented periods back to Dec 1910
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Today: North of orick and chance of rain early in the morning and Then rain in the late morning and afternoon. South of orick and Slight chance of rain early in the morning. Rain likely in the late morning and early afternoon and then rain late in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 60. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: North of orick and rain. South of orick and rain in the evening and then chance of rain overnight. Lows 43 to 53. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: North of orick and rain. South of orick and chance of rain in the morning and then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs 51 to 61. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Rain showers. Lows 39 to 49. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 47 to 57. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 37 to 47.

Saturday and Saturday Night: Cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 48 to 58. Lows 39 to 49.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 54 to 64.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 42 to 52.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 58 to 68.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 43 to 53.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 69.
Impacts - E19 Information
52.0 FeetMinor flooding in the Shively area is possible.
55.0 FeetFlooding of low-lying areas near Shively likely, and possible closure of portions of the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254).
62.0 FeetFlooding of many low-lying areas near the river is likely. Numerous closures along the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254).
67.0 FeetExpect significant flooding in all areas near the river with numerous road closures, including the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254).
72.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding of all areas adjacent to the river with possible damage to roads, bridges, and other structures. Expect many road closures including the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254) and possibly US Highway 101.
74.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding throughout the river valley with major damage to roads, bridges, and structures. Numerous road closures including the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254) and US Highway 101.
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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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