Skip Navigation Link weather.gov  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Navigation Bar End Cap

  
 

This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
tab left off Hydrograph tab right off tab left off River at a Glance tab right off tab left off Download tab right off tab left on tab right on
About this graph
Forecasts for the Klamath River at Orleans are issued routinely year-round.
Return to Area Map

Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Klamath
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 48
Moderate Flood Stage: 43
Flood Stage: 38
Action Stage: 32
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 50.25 ft on 12/22/1964
(2) 39.20 ft on 01/16/1974
(3) 39.20 ft on 02/18/1986
(4) 38.23 ft on 01/03/1997
(5) 37.49 ft on 12/22/1955
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.40 ft on 04/09/2019
(2) 29.29 ft on 02/10/2017
(3) 23.23 ft on 01/18/2016
(4) 23.08 ft on 02/07/2015
(5) 17.18 ft on 03/10/2014
Show More Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Disclaimer
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
43 Flood 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.
40 Extensive flooding of areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans, Highway 96 north of the bridge at 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 is possible.
38 Extensive 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.
37 Flooding in low lying areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and on the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans will occur. There may also be flooding of Highway 96 at Ishi Pishi Bar.
35 Flooding is likely in lower areas south of Highway 96 near Orleans and on the highway itself north of the bridge at Orleans. Flooding is possible on Highway 96 near Ishi Pishi Bar.
34 Flooding is possible along Highway 96 north of the bridge at Orleans, and in adjacent low-lying areas.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

Additional Information Collapse
Due to intermittent equipment problems, the site occasionally transmits erroneously high stage heights.
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Eureka Weather Forecast Office
300 Startare Drive
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-6484
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 6-Nov-2019 2:38 PM
Disclaimer
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities