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SMITH RIVER - JEDEDIAH SMITH SP NEAR CRESCENT CITY (CREC1)
Latitude: 41.79º NLongitude: 124.08º WElevation: 79 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver Group: North Coast
Monitor Stage: 25.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022
39,900
19.64
Jan 3, 2022
2021
76,900
25.85
Jan 13, 2021
2020
45,700
20.76
Jan 26, 2020
2019
82,700
26.67
Apr 8, 2019
2018
35,200
18.66
Nov 17, 2017
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1931 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1965
228,000
48.50
Dec 22, 1964
1972
182,000
43.37
Jan 22, 1972
1956
165,000
41.20
Dec 22, 1955
1966
145,000
38.53
Jan 06, 1966
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Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetHistoric crest stages listed for dates prior to 10/01/1991 are adjusted to the current site and datum using historic peak flow and the current rating table.
25.0 FeetMinor flooding of the lowest-lying areas near the river may occur.
26.0 FeetExpect minor flooding along Highway 197 and other low-lying areas near the river.
28.0 FeetFlooding along lower portions of Highway 197 and possible flooding of roads near Gasquet.
29.0 FeetFlooding along Highway 197 and of roads near Gasquet is highly.
32.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and in the Gasquet area, and possible flooding of US Highway 199 near Gasquet. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
34.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
35.0 FeetConsiderable flooding along Highway 197 and US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Low-lying homes in these areas likely to be threatened.
36.0 FeetExtensive flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Homes and campgrounds in these areas could be threatened including portions of Jedediah Smith State Park.
37.0 FeetSevere damage could be inflicted upon roads, bridges, and other structures. All lower areas in and around the river are likely to be flooded. Persons in these areas should be prepared to take appropriate actions to protect life and property.
39.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding of all areas near the river. Significant damage to roads, bridges, and other structures near the river likely. All lower-lying areas in and around the river will be flooded. All persons in the areas should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Today: Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms. Breezy. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Highs 43 to 53. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

Tonight: Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms through the night. Snow showers overnight. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Snow level 1000 feet. Snow accumulations up to 1 inch. Lows 30 to 40. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday: Chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the morning. Rain showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the morning. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the afternoon. Snow level 1000 to 1500 feet. Snow accumulations up to 1 inch. Highs 40 to 50. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Rain showers, chance of thunderstorms and snow showers. Snow level 1000 feet. Lows 30 to 40. South wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 42 to 52. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Rain showers likely. Lows 32 to 42.

Monday: Rain showers. Highs 44 to 54.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Rain showers likely. Lows 35 to 45. Highs 44 to 57.

Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 47 to 57.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 49 to 59.
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.