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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: May 15 2021 at 7:53 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 16 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020
7,8200
18.09
Jan 26, 2020
2019
17,200
22.11
Feb 25, 2019
2018
6,090
16.53
Nov 21, 2017
2017
15,200
21.05
Jan 10, 2017
2016
18,800
22.38
Jan 17, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
 * Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
 ** Old datum. The difference is -0.44 ft and must be applied to data to convert to new datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ103)
Rest of Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 42 to 52. West wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 58 to 73. West wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 43 to 53. West wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 56 to 67. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 40 to 50. North wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 56 to 66. North wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Lows 39 to 49. Highs 53 to 66.

Wednesday Night through Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 38 to 48. Highs 52 to 64.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Lows 38 to 48. Highs 54 to 66.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as necessary.
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.