National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service

Latitude: 40.49º NLongitude: 124.1º WElevation: 36 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Oct 18 2017 at 7:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 19 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 45.0 FeetFlood Stage: 51.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
 Most Recent 5 Years
Jan 18, 2016
Feb 7, 2015
Mar 29, 2014
Dec 2, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1916 to Present)*
Dec 23, 1964
Dec 22, 1955
Jan 16, 1974
1995 368,000 51.30 Jan 9, 1995
1986 364,000 51.08 Feb 17, 1986
1997 360,000 54.97 Jan 1, 1997
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1916 with segmented periods back to Dec 1910
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ103)
Rest of Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Slight chance of rain. Lows 46 to 56. South wind around 10 mph.

Thursday: Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Breezy. Highs 58 to 68. South wind 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Rain in the evening, then rain showers overnight. Lows 43 to 53. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 54 to 64. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 44 to 54. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 56 to 66. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 48 to 58.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 61 to 71.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 55.

Monday through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Highs 62 to 73. Lows 43 to 53.
Impacts - E19 Information
46.0 FeetMinor flooding is possible in the northern portion of the River's Edge RV Park in Rio Dell. Occupants of the park need to be ready to move their vehicles to higher ground.
48.0 FeetFlooding of the River's Edge RV Park in Rio Dell is expected. Occupants of the park may need to move their vehicles to higher ground.
50.0 FeetFlooding of the River's Edge RV Park in Rio Dell is likely. Occupants of the park will need to move their vehicles to higher ground.
52.0 FeetMinor flooding in the Shively area is possible.
55.0 FeetFlooding of low-lying areas near Shively likely, and possible closure of portions of the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254).
62.0 FeetFlooding of many low-lying areas near the river is likely. Numerous closures along the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254).
67.0 FeetExpect significant flooding in all areas near the river with numerous road closures, including the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254).
72.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding of all areas adjacent to the river with possible damage to roads, bridges, and other structures. Expect many road closures including the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254) and possibly US Highway 101.
74.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding throughout the river valley with major damage to roads, bridges, and structures. Numerous road closures including the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254) and US Highway 101.
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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.