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KLAMATH RIVER - ORLEANS (ONSC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 123.54º WElevation: 354 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Feb 24 2017 at 1:37 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 25 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2015*
85,300
23.08
Feb 7, 2015
2014*
47,300
17.18
Mar 10, 2014
2013*
77,000
21.93
Dec 2, 2012
2012*
74,500
21.58
Mar 30, 2012
2011*
39,200
15.67
Mar 16, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1927 to Present)
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ105)
Tonight: Numerous rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 1500 to 2000 feet. Snow accumulations up to 2 inches. Lows 25 to 35.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and snow showers in the morning, then isolated rain showers and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 1000 feet rising to 2000 feet in the afternoon. Highs 39 to 49.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers in the evening. Snow level 2500 to 3000 feet. Lows 24 to 34.

Sunday: Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 2000 feet. Highs 33 to 43.

Sunday Night: Cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 2000 feet. Lows 26 to 36.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 2000 feet. Highs 35 to 45.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows 24 to 34.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 40 to 50.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 27 to 37.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 42 to 52. Lows 28 to 38.

Thursday through Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 55. Lows 30 to 40.
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.
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.