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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the California Nevada River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Redwood Creek near Orick are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 37
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.37 ft on 01/30/1995
(2) 24.00 ft on 12/22/1964
(3) 23.95 ft on 01/18/1953
(4) 23.95 ft on 12/22/1955
(5) 23.82 ft on 03/18/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.09 ft on 01/26/2020
(2) 22.11 ft on 02/26/2019
(3) 19.57 ft on 01/21/2019
(4) 21.05 ft on 01/11/2017
(5) 22.38 ft on 01/18/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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38 The 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 innundated. 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.
37 The 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 will amplify effects.
36 The 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.
35 The river is within 2 feet of the top of the 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.

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