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SMITH RIVER - DOCTOR FINE BRIDGE (FTDC1)
Latitude: 41.88º NLongitude: 124.14º WElevation: 0 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Jun 13 2024 at 7:21 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jun 14 2024 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
2023
81,800*
29.72
Mar 13, 2023
2022
40,100*
24.67
Jan 4, 2022
2021
91,700*
30.59
Jan 13, 2021
2020
49,500*
26.14
Jan 26, 2020
2019
108,700*
31.78
Apr 8, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1950 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 41 to 51. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming east around 5 mph overnight.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 59 to 70. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 41 to 51. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Highs 57 to 67. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 57 to 67. North wind 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday Night and Monday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 41 to 51. Highs 57 to 67.

Monday Night through Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 57 to 71.

Juneteenth: Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 75.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 78.
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.