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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: Feb 25 2024 at 7:57 AM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 26 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
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
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
2018
38,300*
24.34
Nov 21, 2017
 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)
Today: Rain in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 47 to 57. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy frost in the evening. Areas of frost overnight. Slight chance of rain through the night. Snow level 1000 to 1500 feet. Lows 32 to 42. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs 47 to 57. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 37 to 47. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Breezy, rain. Highs 50 to 60. South wind 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday Night through Thursday Night: Rain. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 48 to 60.

Friday: Rain. Highs 42 to 52.

Friday Night and Saturday: Rain and snow. Lows 32 to 42. Highs 42 to 52.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows 31 to 41. Highs 42 to 54.
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.