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KLAMATH RIVER - ORLEANS (ONSC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 123.54º WElevation: 354 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
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
2023*
67,800
21.49
Dec 27, 2022
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
 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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ105)
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 78.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog overnight. Lows 37 to 47.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog in the morning. Highs 58 to 73.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Lows 40 to 50.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs 58 to 73.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy valley fog. Lows 37 to 47.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 67 to 82.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy valley fog. Lows 41 to 51.

Memorial Day: Sunny. Highs 72 to 87.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Lows 43 to 53.

Tuesday through Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 71 to 86. Lows 43 to 53.
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.
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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.