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SMITH RIVER - DOCTOR FINE BRIDGE (FTDC1)
Latitude: 41.88º NLongitude: 124.14º WElevation: 0 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Sep 19 2018 at 6:36 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 20 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 27.0 FeetFlood Stage: 33.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017
94,500*
30.77
Dec 15, 2016
2016
157,100*
34.79
Dec 13, 2015
2015
80,870*
29.63
Dec 21, 2014
2014
82,600*
29.79
Feb 14, 2014
2013
92,500*
30.65
Dec 2, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1950 to Present)
1965
207,000*
39.50
Dec 22, 1964
1956
176,500*
37.40
Dec 22, 1955
1972
173,700*
37.20
Mar 03, 1972
1951
170,000*
36.90
Oct 29, 1950
 * Estimated flow (Not Official)
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Rest of Tonight: Clear. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 44 to 54. North wind up to 10 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 63 to 74. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 56. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 74. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 47 to 57. Highs 63 to 74. North wind up to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 46 to 56.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy fog. Highs 63 to 73.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55.

Monday through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Highs 66 to 81. Lows 45 to 55.
Impacts - E19 Information
31.0 FeetMinor flooding may occur around the gravel plant near US Highway 101 and of South Bank Road approximately 1 mile upstream from Doctor Fine Bridge.
33.0 FeetFlooding is likely near the gravel plant and on South Bank Road in the vicinity of US Highway 101. Water may flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
36.0 FeetFlooding of South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 is likely. Water can flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some low-lying residential access roads may flood.
38.0 FeetExpect flooding of portions of Highway 197 and South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 and of low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some access roads and homes in this area may be flooded.
40.0 FeetMany roads and structures in the vicinity of the river are likely to be threatened. At the forecast level, expect significant flooding along US Highway 101, US Highway 199, South Bank Road, and in low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
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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.