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SMITH RIVER - DOCTOR FINE BRIDGE (FTDC1)
Latitude: 41.88º NLongitude: 124.14º WElevation: 0 Feet
Location: Del Norte County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Oct 17 2021 at 7:44 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 18 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 27.0 FeetFlood Stage: 33.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020
49,500*
26.14
Jan 26, 2020
2019
108,700*
31.78
Apr 8, 2019
2018
38,300*
24.34
Nov 21, 2017
2017
94,500*
30.77
Dec 15, 2016
2016
157,100*
34.79
Dec 13, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1950 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1965
207,000*
39.50
Dec 22, 1964
1956
176,500*
37.40
Dec 22, 1955
1972
173,700*
37.20
Mar 03, 1972
1951
170,000*
36.90
Oct 29, 1950
 * Estimated flow (Not Official)
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ101)
Tonight: Rain showers in the evening, then chance of rain showers overnight. Lows 38 to 48. Northwest wind around 15 mph becoming north around 5 mph overnight.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 51 to 61. Northwest wind around 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 47. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 56 to 66. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Rain showers. Lows 42 to 52. Highs 55 to 66. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45 to 55.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Highs 59 to 69.

Thursday Night: Rain showers. Lows 44 to 54.

Friday: Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 53 to 63.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 41 to 51.

Saturday through Sunday: Rain showers. Highs 51 to 62. Lows 41 to 51.
Impacts - E19 Information
31.0 FeetMinor flooding may occur around the gravel plant near US Highway 101 and of South Bank Road approximately 1 mile upstream from Doctor Fine Bridge.
33.0 FeetFlooding is likely near the gravel plant and on South Bank Road in the vicinity of US Highway 101. Water may flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
36.0 FeetFlooding of South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 is likely. Water can flow across low-lying areas into Lake Earl about 4 miles south of the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some low-lying residential access roads may flood.
38.0 FeetExpect flooding of portions of Highway 197 and South Bank Road in vicinity of US Highway 101 and of low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive. Some access roads and homes in this area may be flooded.
40.0 FeetMany roads and structures in the vicinity of the river are likely to be threatened. At the forecast level, expect significant flooding along US Highway 101, US Highway 199, South Bank Road, and in low-lying areas between Lake Earl and the river, including areas along Lower Lake Drive.
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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.