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KLAMATH RIVER - ORLEANS (ONSC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 123.54º WElevation: 354 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver Group: Klamath
Issuance Time: Mar 03 2024 at 9:01 AM PSTNext Issuance: Mar 04 2024 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 32.0 FeetFlood Stage: 38.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
21,100
11.67
Jan 7, 2022
2021*
45,300
17.33
Jan 13, 2021
2020*
42,900
16.64
Jan 26, 2020
2019*
69,500
21.40
Apr 8, 2019
2018*
42,200
16.49
Apr 7, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1927 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1965*
307,000
76.50
Dec 22, 1964
1974*
279,000
37.24
Jan 16, 1974
1986*
278,000
37.16
Feb 18, 1986
1997*
258,000
37.79
Jan 01, 1997
2006*
213,000
34.80
Dec 30, 2005
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
34.0 FeetPossible flooding of Highway 96 north of the bridge at Orleans, and other low-lying adjacent areas.
35.0 FeetFlooding is likely in lower areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and of the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans. Flooding is possible on Highway 96 near Ishi Pishi Bar.
37.0 FeetFlooding in low-lying areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and of the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans. There may also be flooding of Highway 96 at Ishi Pishi Bar.
38.0 FeetExtensive flooding of low-lying areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and of the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans. Flooding is likely near Ishi Pishi Bar and Slate Creek. Water may enter the fire house and other buildings on the southwest side of Orleans.
40.0 FeetExtensive flooding of areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans, of Highway 96 north of the bridge and Orleans, at Ishi Pishi Bar, and near Slate Creek. Flooding of the fire house and other buildings on the southwest side of Orleans is expected. Flooding of Highway 96 in Orleans possible.
43.0 FeetFlood waters are likely to cover Highway 96 in numerous locations and will threaten residences and businesses in and around Orleans including Sandy Bar cabins, Riverside Trailer Park, and the downtown area. All persons in the vicinity of the river should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ105)
Tonight: Rain showers, snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then rain and snow likely overnight. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the evening. Snow level 1000 to 1500 feet. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Lows 24 to 34.

Monday: Snow likely in the morning. Rain through the day. Snow in the afternoon. Breezy. Snow may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Snow level 1500 feet rising to 2500 feet in the afternoon. Snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches. Highs 34 to 48. South wind 20 to 25 mph.

Monday Night: Rain and snow. Breezy. Snow may be heavy at times. Snow level 3000 to 3500 feet. Snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches. Lows 31 to 41. In the valleys, south wind up to 20 mph in the evening. At higher elevation, south wind 20 to 30 mph.

Tuesday: Rain and snow likely. Snow level 4000 feet. Highs 37 to 52. Southeast wind around 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Snow level 4500 feet falling to 3500 feet overnight. Lows 31 to 41.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Snow level 3000 feet in the morning. Highs 41 to 56.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 26 to 36.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 41 to 56. Lows 27 to 37.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 47 to 62.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 33 to 43.

Saturday: Rain and snow likely. Highs 40 to 55.

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

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow likely. Highs 40 to 55.
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.