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SMITH RIVER - DOCTOR FINE BRIDGE (FTDC1)
Latitude: 41.88º NLongitude: 124.14º WElevation: 0 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
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
2016
157,100*
34.79
Dec 13, 2015
2015
80,870*
29.63
Dec 21, 2014
2014
82,600*
29.79
Feb 14, 2014
2013
92,500*
30.65
Dec 2, 2012
2012
117,900*
32.36
Jan 19, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1950 to Present)
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers overnight. Stronger showers may contain small hail overnight. Snow level 750 feet overnight. Lows 30 to 40. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Breezy. Stronger showers may contain small hail. Snow level 1000 feet. Highs 42 to 52. North wind 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 25 to 35. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 44 to 54. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 33 to 43. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 43 to 53. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 43 to 55.

Sunday Night and Monday: Rain showers. Lows 36 to 46. Highs 44 to 55.

Monday Night through Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 31 to 41. Highs 44 to 54.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Highs 44 to 54.
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.
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.