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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: North CoastRiver 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
2022
7,890
18.12
Jan 4, 2022
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
 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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ103)
Today: Sunny then becoming partly cloudy early in the afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 57 to 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 41 to 51. East wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs 60 to 70. East wind around 5 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows 40 to 50. East wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Patchy fog. Highs 56 to 66. South wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 40 to 50.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 46 to 56.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 32 to 42.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 46 to 56.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 37 to 47. Highs 46 to 59.

Wednesday Night: Rain likely. Lows 42 to 52.

Thursday: Rain. Highs 48 to 58.
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.