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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
Issuance Time: Feb 15 2019 at 2:35 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 16 2019 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2017
75,500
25.64
Dec 15, 2016
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
 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)
Tonight: Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Rain showers through the night. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the evening. Lows 36 to 46. West wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday: Widespread rain showers in the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Stronger showers may contain small hail in the morning. Highs 41 to 51. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Rain showers in the evening, then rain showers and snow showers likely overnight. Snow accumulations up to 1 inch. Lows 31 to 41. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 1000 to 1500 feet. Highs 43 to 53. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night and washingtons birthday: Partly cloudy. Lows 28 to 38. Highs 43 to 55. Northeast wind up to 10 mph.

Monday Night and Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 32 to 42. Highs 45 to 55.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35 to 45.

Wednesday: Rain showers likely. Highs 43 to 53.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 32 to 42. Highs 43 to 54.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 44 to 54.
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.