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KLAMATH RIVER - ORLEANS (ONSC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 123.54º WElevation: 354 Feet
Location: Humboldt 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: 32.0 FeetFlood Stage: 38.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019*
69,500
21.40
Apr 8, 2019
2018*
42,200
16.49
Apr 7, 2018
2017*
130,000
29.29
Feb 9, 2017
2016*
80,700
23.23
Jan 17, 2016
2015*
85,300
23.08
Feb 7, 2015
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1927 to Present)
1965*
307,000
76.50
Dec 22, 1964
1974*
279,000
37.24
Jan 16, 1974
1986*
278,000
37.16
Feb 18, 1986
1997*
258,000
37.79
Jan 01, 1997
2006*
213,000
34.80
Dec 30, 2005
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ105)
Today: Chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Rain showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near steady temperature in the lower 50s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the evening. Patchy valley fog overnight. Lows 42 to 52.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog in the morning. Highs 66 to 81.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows 46 to 56.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy valley fog. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 68 to 83.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 56.

Tuesday through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Highs 75 to 90. Lows 47 to 57.

Wednesday Night through Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 56. Highs 75 to 90.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 63 to 78.
Impacts - E19 Information
34.0 FeetPossible flooding of Highway 96 north of the bridge at Orleans, and other low-lying adjacent areas.
35.0 FeetFlooding is likely in lower areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and of the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans. Flooding is possible on Highway 96 near Ishi Pishi Bar.
37.0 FeetFlooding in low-lying areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and of the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans. There may also be flooding of Highway 96 at Ishi Pishi Bar.
38.0 FeetExtensive flooding of low-lying areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and of the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans. Flooding is likely near Ishi Pishi Bar and Slate Creek. Water may enter the fire house and other buildings on the southwest side of Orleans.
40.0 FeetExtensive flooding of areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans, of Highway 96 north of the bridge and Orleans, at Ishi Pishi Bar, and near Slate Creek. Flooding of the fire house and other buildings on the southwest side of Orleans is expected. Flooding of Highway 96 in Orleans possible.
43.0 FeetFlood waters are likely to cover Highway 96 in numerous locations and will threaten residences and businesses in and around Orleans including Sandy Bar cabins, Riverside Trailer Park, and the downtown area. All persons in the vicinity of the river should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if 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.