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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: May 29 2020 at 8:18 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 30 2020 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
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
2015
80,870*
29.63
Dec 21, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1950 to Present)
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: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog overnight. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms overnight. Lows 48 to 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: Patchy fog in the morning. Rain showers through the day. Highs 54 to 64. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the evening. Patchy fog through the night. Lows 44 to 54. West wind around 5 mph in the evening becoming light.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs 60 to 70. North wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 47 to 57. North wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 61 to 71. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Monday Night through Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 57. Highs 61 to 73.

Wednesday through Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 60 to 73. Lows 47 to 57.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 46 to 56.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 57 to 67.
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.
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.