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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: May 27 2024 at 8:31 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 28 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2023*
119,000
38.84
Dec 31, 2022
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
 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)
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs 60 to 75.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 48.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 75. Northwest wind around 20 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 50. North wind around 20 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 72 to 87.

Thursday Night and Friday: Clear. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 73 to 88.

Friday Night through Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 53. Highs 73 to 88.
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.