Flood Warning Lifted on Klamath, Smith Rivers

Hank Sims / Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 8:52 a.m. / Emergencies

Look outside. The rain has tampered off a bit — enough, thankfully, for last night’s flood warning along the Klamath and Smith rivers to be canceled.

Headline: THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN CALIFORNIA
Description: SMITH RIVER NEAR SMITH RIVER NR CRESCENT CITY AFFECTING DEL NORTE COUNTY KLAMATH RIVER NEAR KLAMATH AFFECTING DEL NORTE AND HUMBOLDT COUNTIES RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF DURING THE DAY AND FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… SAFETY MESSAGE… THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELED AND WILL BE REPLACED BY A HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT. && THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE SMITH RIVER NEAR SMITH RIVER NR CRESCENT CITY. * AT 7:45 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.6 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 29.0 FEET. * PEAK STAGE WILL BE 27.8 FEET AT 1 PM TODAY. * IMPACTS…AT 28.0 FEET…FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED ALONG LOWER PORTIONS OF HWY 197 WITH POSSIBLE FLOODING OF ROADS NEAR GASQUET.
Instructions: 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.

 

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