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EEL RIVER - FORT SEWARD (FTSC1)
Latitude: 40.22º NLongitude: 123.63º WElevation: 217 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Mar 03 2024 at 9:01 AM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 04 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 55.0 FeetFlood Stage: N/A

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
50,100
26.93
Oct 24, 2021
2021*
17,000
18.07
Feb 2, 2021
2020*
32,000
22.62
Jan 26, 2020
2019*
187,000
47.75
Feb 27, 2019
2018*
68,900
30.69
Apr 7, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Sept 1955 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1965*
561,000
82.60
Dec 22, 1964
1956*
376,000
72.50
Dec 22, 1955
1986*
306,000
59.27
Feb 17, 1986
1995*
287,000
57.34
Jan 09, 1995
1974*
281,000
56.75
Jan 16, 1974
1997*
240,000
52.86
Jan 01, 1997
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
78.0 FeetMinor flooding possible in low-lying areas north of the railroad tracks in Alderpoint and Fort Seward and around the Dobbyns Creek confluence.
82.0 FeetFlooding probable in low-lying areas north of the railroad tracks in Alderpoint and Fort Seward and around the Dobbyns Creek confluence.
83.0 FeetConsiderable flooding of low-lying areas north of the railroad tracks in Alderpoint and Fort Seward and around the Dobbyns Creek confluence. This forecast exceeds record river levels.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ106)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers, snow showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of rain and snow overnight. Snow level 1500 feet. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Lows 25 to 35.

Monday: Cloudy. Chance of snow in the morning. Rain through the day. Snow in the afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Snow level 1500 feet rising to 3000 feet in the afternoon. Snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches. Highs 35 to 49. South wind around 20 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Snow in the evening. Rain through the night. Snow may be heavy at times in the evening. Snow level 4000 feet rising to 5000 feet overnight. Snow accumulations of 7 to 11 inches. Lows 32 to 42. In the valleys, south wind up to 20 mph in the evening. At higher elevation, south wind 20 to 30 mph.

Tuesday: Rain. Snow level 4500 to 5000 feet. Highs 39 to 54. Southeast wind around 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Snow level 4000 to 4500 feet. Lows 32 to 42.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Snow level 3500 feet in the morning. Highs 44 to 59.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 27 to 37.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 45 to 60. Lows 27 to 37.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 66.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 51 to 66.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows 30 to 40.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Highs 41 to 56.
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.