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Rains Bring Flooding to Eel River Valley

Courtesy Tony Eggel

The rains have raised local river flows across KHSU's listening area. Stay up to date on weather conditions from the National Weather Service's Eureka office.  CalTrans reports that CA-211 into Ferndale is currently closed. According to NWS's Advanced Hydrological Prediction office, local river levels are expected to fall after this morning's crest. 

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Via NWS:

Flood Warning FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA, CA 906 AM PST WED JAN 11 2017 ...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in California... Russian River near Hopland affecting Mendocino COUNTY Eel River Near Scotia affecting Humboldt COUNTY ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in California... Navarro River At Navarro affecting Mendocino COUNTY Eel River At Fernbridge affecting Humboldt COUNTY Heavy rains from an atmospheric river have diminished. However, flooding will continue for several NW California rivers through today. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SAFETY MESSAGE... 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 3pm or as warranted by changing conditions. && CAC023-120506- /O.EXT.KEKA.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-170112T1045Z/ /FRNC1.2.ER.170109T0807Z.170111T1500Z.170112T0445Z.NO/ 906 AM PST WED JAN 11 2017 The Flood Warning continues for the Eel River At Fernbridge. * UNTIL LATE THIS EVENING...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 8:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 24.8 feet. * Moderate Flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecst. * Flood Stage is 20.0 feet. * FORECAST...This river is forecast to fall below flood stage of 20.0 ft late this evening then forecast to fall below monitor stage of 14.0 ft tomorrow evening then forecast to recede to near 10.0 ft late saturday morning. * IMPACTS...At 25.0 feet...Expect severe flooding of the Eel River Delta including areas northwest of Loleta and the western portion of Cannibal Island Road. Numerous road closures in low lying areas, including Highway 211 to Ferndale.


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