River Statement
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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FGUS86 KEKA 191823
1023 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

The National Weather Service in Eureka has issued a Hydrologic
Statement in cooperation with the California Department of Water
Resources for the following rivers in California...

  Eel River at Fernbridge affecting Humboldt County

An approaching storm system will bring moderate to heavy rainfall
to the area tonight through Tuesday. Widespread rainfall totals
of 2 to 4 inches are possible with locally higher amounts in
terrain favored areas. This will cause a steep rise on the river
from Monday into early Tuesday.


Do not drive your car across flooded roadways. It only takes about
two feet of water to float most vehicles. For area road conditions...
call CALTRANS at 1-800-427-7623.

Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather Radio or your
local TV or radio stations.

The next statement will be issued around 400 PM this afternoon or as
warranted by changing conditions.

1023 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

Forecast information for the Eel River at Fernbridge...

* The Eel River at Fernbridge forecast to rise above monitor stage.
* At 9:15 AM Sunday, the stage was 8.8 feet.
* No flooding is forecast.
* Monitor stage is 14.0 feet, flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* This river is forecast to rise above monitor stage of 14.0 feet early
  Tuesday morning, then crest near 17.5 feet Tuesday afternoon. The
  river is then forecast to fall below monitor stage of 14.0 feet late
  Wednesday morning, then recede to near 13.5 feet late Wednesday
* IMPACTS...At 18.0 feet, flooding of western portions of Cannibal
  Island Road, Camp Weott Road and adjacent areas is likely. This
  level may also cause flooding of the Salt River, Old River and
  other low-lying slough areas. Flooding in these areas is
  exaggerated when crest timing in coincident with high tides and
  strong onshore winds, and when the river remains high for longer
  periods of time.


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