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salmonThe weather in Northwest California is often tranquil, compared to the rest of the country. But from November to April we can receive copious amounts of rain. Some areas of Northwest California see in excess of 100 inches of rain during this time. Average Annual precipitation across Northwest California varies from 80 to 120 inches in portions of Del Norte county and the King Range to 30 to 40 inches in the coastal plains and the valleys in southern Mendocino county. This abundance of rain can lead to frequent flooding events. 

The Eureka office is responsible for issuing flood warnings and statements, in conjunction with the California Department of Water Resources and the California-Nevada River Forecast Center in Sacramento for the eight major rivers which meander across the region. They include the: Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Redwood Creek, Mad, Eel,  Van Duzen and the Russian.  We also issue flood advisories and warnings for smaller rivers such as the Mattole, Garcia, Navarro and Noyo.

North of California, the river forecast responsibility falls on the Northwest River Forecast Center. That office is responsible for flood forecasting on the rivers north of the Klamath River Basin in southern Oregon.

Remember that these links may not always be current and as such should not be relied upon as the primary source of acquiring flood or river information.


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