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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: Jul 22 2024 at 7:19 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jul 23 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
2023
71,000
24.98
Mar 13, 2023
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
 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
39.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding of all areas near the river will occur. Significant damage to roads, bridges and other structures near the river is likely. All low lying areas in and around the river will be flooded. All persons in the area should be prepared to take appropriate action to protect life and property.
37.0 FeetSevere damage could be inflicted upon roads, bridges and other structures. All low lying 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.
36.0 FeetExtensive is flooding possible along Highway 197 and US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Homes and campgrounds in these areas could be threatened, including portions of Jedediah Smith State Park.
35.0 FeetConsiderable flooding along Highway 197 and US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area will occur. Low lying homes in these areas are likely to 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.
32.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 in the Gasquet area, with possible flooding of US Highway 199 near Gasquet. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
29.0 FeetFlooding along Highway 197 and low-lying roads near Gasquet is likely.
28.0 FeetFlooding along lower portions of Highway 197 with possible flooding of roads near Gasquet.
26.0 FeetExpect minor flooding along Highway 197 and other low-lying areas near the river.
25.0 FeetMinor flooding of the lowest lying areas near the river may occur.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Today: Partly cloudy then becoming sunny early in the afternoon then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 71 to 86. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows 50 to 60. Northwest wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 64 to 77. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 48 to 58. North wind around 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog. Highs 63 to 76. North wind around 10 mph.

Thursday Night through Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 61 to 76.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 62 to 74.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 47 to 57.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 61 to 73.
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.