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SMITH RIVER - DOCTOR FINE BRIDGE (FTDC1)
Latitude: 41.88º NLongitude: 124.14º WElevation: 0 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Apr 29 2017 at 9:44 AM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 30 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 27.0 FeetFlood Stage: 33.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015
80,870*
29.63
Dec 21, 2014
2014
82,600*
29.79
Feb 14, 2014
2013
92,500*
30.65
Dec 2, 2012
2012
117,900*
32.36
Jan 19, 2012
2011
54,500*
26.82
Dec 29, 2010
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1950 to Present)
1965
207,000*
39.50
Dec 22, 1964
1956
176,500*
37.40
Dec 22, 1955
1972
173,700*
37.20
Mar 03, 1972
1951
170,000*
36.90
Oct 29, 1950
 * Estimated flow (Not Official)
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle and fog overnight. Lows 41 to 51. Northwest wind around 10 mph shifting to the northeast overnight.

Sunday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Widespread drizzle in the morning. Highs 55 to 65. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 41 to 51. North wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 58 to 68. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 44 to 54. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 59 to 69. North wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 58.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 63 to 73.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 57. Highs 62 to 72.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 60 to 70.

Friday Night and Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 53. Highs 58 to 68.
Impacts - E19 Information
31.0 FeetMinor flooding may occur around the gravel plant near US Highway 101 and of South Bank Road approximately 1 mile upstream from Doctor Fine Bridge.
33.0 FeetFlooding is likely near the gravel plant and on South Bank Road in the vicinity of US Highway 101. Water may flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
36.0 FeetFlooding of South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 is likely. Water can flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some low-lying residential access roads may flood.
38.0 FeetExpect flooding of portions of Highway 197 and South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 and of low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some access roads and homes in this area may be flooded.
40.0 FeetMany roads and structures in the vicinity of the river are likely to be threatened. At the forecast level, expect significant flooding along US Highway 101, US Highway 199, South Bank Road, and in low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
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.