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EEL RIVER - FERNBRIDGE (FRNC1)
Latitude: 40.62º NLongitude: 124.20º WElevation: 4 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Mar 01 2024 at 2:19 PM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 02 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 14.0 FeetFlood Stage: 20.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022
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13.23
Oct 25, 2021
2021
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8.14
Feb 2, 2021
2020
--
11.31
Jan 27, 2020
2019
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25.62
Feb 27, 2019
2018
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16.37
Apr 7, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - April 1917* to Present) - Ranked by Stage
1965
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29.50
Dec 23, 1964
1956
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27.70
Dec 22, 1955
1974
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26.33
Jan 16, 1974
1986
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26.00
Feb 18, 1986
2019
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25.62
Feb 27, 2019
1938
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25.40
Dec 11, 1937
2006
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25.39
Dec 31, 2005
 * Missing records from 1923 through 1938
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Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas may occur if the time of crest is coincident with an ocean tide of 7.5 feet or greater.
14.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas may occur if the time of crest is coincident with an ocean tide of 6.5 feet or greater.
15.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas may occur if the time of crest is coincident with an ocean tide of 6.0 feet or greater.
16.0 FeetMinor flooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent low-lying areas. Flooding will be enhanced when the crest occurs during times of high tide.
18.0 FeetFlooding of western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, and adjacent areas is likely. This level may also cause flooding of the Salt River, Old River and other low-lying slough areas. Flooding in these areas is exaggerated when crest timing is coincident with high tides and strong onshore winds, and when the river remains high for longer periods.
20.0 FeetSignificant flooding of the western portions of Cannibal Island Road, Camp Weott Road, the Salt and Old Rivers and all adjacent low-lying areas. Flooding in these areas is exaggerated when crest timing is coincident with high tides and strong onshore winds, and for longer duation events. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in low-lying areas of the Eel Delta. These animals are at risk due to rising river levels and appropriate action should be considered.
22.0 FeetThe western half of the Eel Delta may be completely flooded, especially if at or above this level for an extended period of time. This include areas northwest of Loleta, Cannibal Island Road. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in low-lying areas of the Eel Delta. These animals are at risk due to rising river levels, and appropriate action should be considered.
24.0 FeetMinor flooding of Highway 211 to Ferndale south of Fernbridge. Much of the Eel Delta may be flooded, including areas northwest of Loleta, the western portion of Cannibal Island Road. Flooding will be enhanced for longer duration events. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in areas adjacent to the Eel River and other low-lying areas. These animals are at risk due to river rises and appropriate action should be considered.
25.0 FeetSevere flooding of the Eel River Delta including areas northwest of Loleta and the western portion of Cannibal Island Road. Numerous road closures in low-lying areas, including Highway 211 to Ferndale. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock near the river and in low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River and appropriate action should be considered.
26.0 FeetExtensive flooding of the Eel Delta. Closure of Highway 211 to Ferndale and many other roads in the Delta is likely. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in adjacent or low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River and appropriate action should be considered. All persons in the area should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
28.0 FeetNear record level flooding is forecast with extensive severe flooding throughout the Eel Delta. Expect numerous road closures including Highway 211 to Ferndale. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in adjacent or low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River and appropriate action should be considered. All persons in the area should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
30.0 FeetRecord level flooding is forecast with disastrous flooding throughout the Eel Delta. Most roads will be impassable including Highway 211 to Ferndale, and access will be severely restricted. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in adjacent or low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River appropriate action should be considered. All persons should be take action to protect life and property.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ103)
Tonight: Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms through the night. Snow showers overnight. Breezy. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Snow level 1000 to 1500 feet. Snow accumulations up to 1 inch. Lows 31 to 41. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday: Snow showers in the morning. Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms through the day. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Snow level 1000 to 1500 feet. Snow accumulations up to 1 inch. Highs 39 to 49. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Rain showers and snow showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms overnight. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the evening. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail overnight. Snow level 1000 to 1500 feet. Snow accumulations up to 1 inch. Lows 31 to 41. South wind up to 10 mph.

Sunday: Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 41 to 51. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 34 to 44. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Rain showers. Highs 44 to 54. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Rain showers. Lows 36 to 46.

Tuesday through Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 46 to 56. Lows 32 to 42.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 48 to 58.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 32 to 42.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 51 to 61.
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.