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SMITH RIVER - JEDEDIAH SMITH SP NEAR CRESCENT CITY (CREC1)
Latitude: 41.79º NLongitude: 124.08º WElevation: 79 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Apr 13 2024 at 8:28 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 14 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 25.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022
39,900
19.64
Jan 3, 2022
2021
76,900
25.85
Jan 13, 2021
2020
45,700
20.76
Jan 26, 2020
2019
82,700
26.67
Apr 8, 2019
2018
35,200
18.66
Nov 17, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1931 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1965
228,000
48.50
Dec 22, 1964
1972
182,000
43.37
Jan 22, 1972
1956
165,000
41.20
Dec 22, 1955
1966
145,000
38.53
Jan 06, 1966
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Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetHistoric crest stages listed for dates prior to 10/01/1991 are adjusted to the current site and datum using historic peak flow and the current rating table.
25.0 FeetMinor flooding of the lowest-lying areas near the river may occur.
26.0 FeetExpect minor flooding along Highway 197 and other low-lying areas near the river.
28.0 FeetFlooding along lower portions of Highway 197 and possible flooding of roads near Gasquet.
29.0 FeetFlooding along Highway 197 and of roads near Gasquet is highly.
32.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and in the Gasquet area, and possible flooding of US Highway 199 near Gasquet. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
34.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
35.0 FeetConsiderable flooding along Highway 197 and US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Low-lying homes in these areas likely to be threatened.
36.0 FeetExtensive flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Homes and campgrounds in these areas could be threatened including portions of Jedediah Smith State Park.
37.0 FeetSevere damage could be inflicted upon roads, bridges, and other structures. All lower areas in and around the river are likely to be flooded. Persons in these areas should be prepared to take appropriate actions to protect life and property.
39.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding of all areas near the river. Significant damage to roads, bridges, and other structures near the river likely. All lower-lying areas in and around the river will be flooded. All persons in the areas should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Tonight: Rain likely in the evening, then rain overnight. Lows 40 to 50. South wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 60. Southeast wind around 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 38 to 48. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 67. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 49. Highs 57 to 69. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 51.

Wednesday through Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 60 to 74. Lows 41 to 51.
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.