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SMITH RIVER - JED SMITH NEAR CRESCENT CITY (CREC1)
Latitude: 41.79º NLongitude: 124.08º WElevation: 79 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Monitor Stage: 25.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016
114,000
30.76
Dec 13, 2015
2015
70,000
24.71
Dec 21, 2014
2014
74,300
25.34
Feb 14, 2014
2013
77,900
25.86
Dec 2, 2012
2012
93,000
27.90
Jan 19, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1931 to Present)
1965
228,000
48.50
Dec 22, 1964
1972
182,000
43.37
Jan 22, 1972
1956
165,000
41.20
Dec 22, 1955
1966
145,000
38.53
Jan 06, 1966
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Patchy smoke through the day. Highs 61 to 71. Light winds becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke through the night. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 50 to 60. West wind around 5 mph in the evening becoming light.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 62 to 72. Light winds becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 49 to 59. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 61 to 71. North wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night through Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 48 to 58. Highs 61 to 75.

Saturday through Monday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 65 to 80. Lows 49 to 59.
Impacts - E19 Information
21.0 FeetHistoric crest stages listed for dates prior to 10/01/1991 are adjusted to the current site and datum using historic peak flow and the current rating table.
25.0 FeetMinor flooding of the lowest-lying areas near the river may occur.
26.0 FeetExpect minor flooding along Highway 197 and other low-lying areas near the river.
28.0 FeetFlooding along lower portions of Highway 197 and possible flooding of roads near Gasquet.
29.0 FeetFlooding along Highway 197 and of roads near Gasquet is highly.
32.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and in the Gasquet area, and possible flooding of US Highway 199 near Gasquet. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
34.0 FeetSignificant flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Some low-lying homes in these areas may be threatened.
35.0 FeetConsiderable flooding along Highway 197 and US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Low-lying homes in these areas likely to be threatened.
36.0 FeetExtensive flooding along Highway 197 and along US Highway 199 in the Gasquet area. Homes and campgrounds in these areas could be threatened including portions of Jedediah Smith State Park.
37.0 FeetSevere damage could be inflicted upon roads, bridges, and other structures. All lower areas in and around the river are likely to be flooded. Persons in these areas should be prepared to take appropriate actions to protect life and property.
39.0 FeetExtensive and severe flooding of all areas near the river. Significant damage to roads, bridges, and other structures near the river likely. All lower-lying areas in and around the river will be flooded. All persons in the areas should be prepared to take action to protect life and property.
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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.