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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver 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
2016
18,800
22.38
Jan 17, 2016
2015
13,300
20.15
Dec 21, 2014
2014
8,960
18.05
Mar 10, 2014
2013
20,200
22.91
Dec 2, 2012
2012
14,500
20.37
Mar 30, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
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
** Different datum
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ103)
Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy smoke. Highs 63 to 78. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke through the night. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 49 to 59. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy fog and smoke in the morning. Highs 61 to 75. North wind around 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 49 to 59. West wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 61 to 73. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 49 to 59. Highs 61 to 75.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 62 to 75.

Thursday Night through Saturday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 48 to 58. Highs 65 to 80.
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.
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.