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KLAMATH RIVER - ORLEANS (ONSC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 123.54º WElevation: 354 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver Group: Klamath
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
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
2018*
42,200
16.49
Apr 7, 2018
 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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ105)
Tonight: Rain showers in the evening. Snow showers and chance of thunderstorms through the night. Windy. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Snow may be heavy at times. Snow level 1000 feet falling to 500 feet overnight. Snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. Lows 23 to 33. Southwest wind 20 to 30 mph in the valleys and southwest 25 to 40 mph at higher elevation.

Saturday: Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Rain showers and snow 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 may be heavy at times in the morning. Snow level 500 feet rising to 1000 feet in the afternoon. Snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches. Highs 28 to 43. Southwest wind 20 to 25 mph at higher elevation.

Saturday Night: Chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Rain showers and snow showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms overnight. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the evening. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail overnight. Snow level 1000 feet falling to 500 feet overnight. Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches. Lows 24 to 34.

Sunday: Rain showers, snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Snow level 500 feet rising to 1500 feet in the afternoon. Highs 31 to 46. South wind around 20 mph.

Sunday Night: Rain showers, snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Snow level 1500 to 2000 feet. Lows 28 to 38.

Monday: Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 2000 feet rising to 3500 feet in the afternoon. Highs 34 to 49. South wind around 20 mph.

Monday Night: Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 30 to 40.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and snow showers likely. Highs 36 to 51.

Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows 26 to 36. Highs 37 to 52.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow showers. Highs 39 to 54.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 25 to 35.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 42 to 57.
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.