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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: Feb 15 2019 at 2:35 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 16 2019 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2017
94,500*
30.77
Dec 15, 2016
2016
157,100*
34.79
Dec 13, 2015
2015
80,870*
29.63
Dec 21, 2014
2014
82,600*
29.79
Feb 14, 2014
2013
92,500*
30.65
Dec 2, 2012
 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: 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
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.