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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Jan 26 2021 at 2:04 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 27 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2019
17,200
22.11
Feb 25, 2019
2018
6,090
16.53
Nov 21, 2017
2017
15,200
21.05
Jan 10, 2017
2016
18,800
22.38
Jan 17, 2016
2015
13,300
20.15
Dec 21, 2014
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
 * Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
 ** Old datum. The difference is -0.44 ft and must be applied to data to convert to new datum.
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ103)
Today: Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Rain showers through the day. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the morning. Snow level 1000 feet in the morning. Highs 46 to 56. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Rain showers. Lows 35 to 45. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs 45 to 55. Southeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 31 to 41. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Slight chance of rain. Highs 46 to 56. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: Rain likely. Lows 36 to 46.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 48 to 58.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Lows 40 to 50.

Sunday through Monday: Rain. Highs 47 to 59. Lows 40 to 50.

Monday Night: Rain. Lows 35 to 45.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 to 55.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as 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.