NORTH COAST RIVER FORECAST

This is the latest NORTH COAST RIVER FORECAST, issued Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 08:19 AM.

The next forecast is scheduled for Monday, Dec 22, 2014 09:00 AM.

SPECIAL NOTES...THE FOLLOWING STAGES OF PARTICULAR SIGNIFICANCE 
            HAVE OCCURRED OR ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR
MONITOR STAGE 
    SMITH RIVER AT DR FINE BRIDGE
    MAD RIVER NEAR ARCATA


Conditions on the Smith, Klamath, and Trinity Rivers are as follows:
SMITH RIVER NEAR CRESCENT CITY (JED SMITH STATE PARK)
   7:45 AM STAGE: 23.2 FT - 7:45 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 61400 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 14.1 FT EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 25.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 29.0 FT

SMITH RIVER AT DR FINE BRIDGE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 28.4 FT
      FORECAST TO FALL BELOW MONITOR STAGE OF 27.0 FT SUNDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 21.0 FT EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 27.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 33.0 FT

KLAMATH RIVER AT ORLEANS
   7:30 AM STAGE: 14.5 FT - 7:30 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 33200 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 13.8 FT LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 32.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 38.0 FT

KLAMATH RIVER NEAR KLAMATH
   7:30 AM STAGE: 24.4 FT - 7:30 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 83600 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 25.0 FT SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 23.2 FT LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 30.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 38.0 FT
Trinity River release from Lewiston Dam (LWS), 306 cubic feet per second.
Elevation of Trinity Lake (CLE), 2224.2, feet. 145.8, feet below the spillway. [Spillway 2370 feet]
TRINITY RIVER AT HOOPA
   8:00 AM STAGE: 22.8 FT - 8:00 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 22800 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 22.1 FT SUNDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 21.3 FT LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 44.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 48.0 FT
Conditions on Redwood Creek are as follows:
REDWOOD CREEK AT ORICK
   8:00 AM STAGE: 18.8 FT - 8:00 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 10700 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 16.3 FT LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 26.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 32.0 FT
Conditions on the Mad River are as follows:
MAD RIVER NEAR ARCATA
   7:45 AM STAGE: 15.6 FT - 7:45 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 18200 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO FALL BELOW MONITOR STAGE OF 15.0 FT SUNDAY NEAR NOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 10.7 FT LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 15.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 22.0 FT
Conditions on the Van Duzen River are as follows:
VAN DUZEN RIVER NEAR BRIDGEVILLE AT GRIZZLY CREEK STATE PARK
   8:00 AM STAGE: 7.1 FT - 8:00 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 7140 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 4.9 FT EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 13.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 17.0 FT
Conditions on the Eel River are as follows:
EEL RIVER SOUTH FORK NEAR MIRANDA (AT SYLVANDALE)
   8:00 AM STAGE: 13.9 FT - 8:00 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 10000 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 13.3 FT EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 13.3 FT THRU LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 27.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 33.0 FT

EEL RIVER AT FORT SEWARD
   8:00 AM STAGE: 19.5 FT - 8:00 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 22200 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 18.9 FT SUNDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 18.9 FT THRU LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 55.0 FT

EEL RIVER AT SCOTIA
   8:00 AM STAGE: 22.3 FT - 8:00 AM ESTIMATED FLOW: 40600 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 20.8 FT LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 45.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 51.0 FT

EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE
   8:00 AM STAGE: 10.3 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 8.6 FT LATE MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 14.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 20.0 FT
Conditions on the Navarro and Russian Rivers are as follows:
NAVARRO RIVER NEAR NAVARRO
   8:00 AM STAGE: 9.6 FT
      FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 9.6 FT THRU EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
           FLOOD STAGE: 23.0 FT

East fork Russian release from Lake Mendocino (COY), 29 cubic feet per second.

Dry Creek release from Lake Sonoma (WRS), 95 cubic feet per second.

RUSSIAN RIVER NEAR HOPLAND
   8:00 AM STAGE: 6.7 FT
      FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 5.7 FT SUNDAY AFTERNOON 
      THEN FORECAST TO RECEDE TO NEAR 5.1 FT SUNDAY NEAR MIDNIGHT 
      THEN FORECAST TO FLUCTUATE NEAR 5.1 FT THRU EARLY MONDAY MORNING 
           MONITOR STAGE: 18.0 FT, FLOOD STAGE: 21.0 FT

For information on the Upper Klamath River, please call toll-free (800) 547-1501.
For information on Lewiston Dam releases, please call toll-free (800) 742-9474.

For local weather information, call 443-7062.
To contact Dept. of Fish & Game, please call 442-4502.
For additional information, you can contact our office at 445-6576.


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