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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
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
2021
8,710
18.40
Feb 15, 2021
2020
7,820
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
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)* - Ranked by Flow
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)
Today: Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Breezy. Highs 54 to 64. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight: Rain in the evening, then rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms overnight. Lows 38 to 48. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday: Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Rain showers likely through the day. Highs 45 to 55. Southwest wind around 10 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 32 to 42. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog and frost. Highs 47 to 57. North wind around 15 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 33 to 43.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 51 to 61.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 34 to 44.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 51 to 61. Lows 33 to 43.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 66. Lows 33 to 43.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 56 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.