Rivers continue to rise following heavy rain today. The Eel River at Fernbridge will reach flood stage at midnight tonight, cresting around 9 a.m. at 22 feet, two feet above flood stage.
The Van Duzen River is currently approaching flood stage and will crest at approximately 7 p.m. this evening. Impacts to Highway 36 are possible through the evening.
Additional impacts to roads, including closures, slides, and washouts are possible through tomorrow, Monday, January 18. Please do not attempt to travel across flooded roads.
Rain is expected to begin again early Tuesday morning, January 19, with another storm system expected later in the week. Weather and river forecasts may be monitored online, and on NOAA weather radio.
California Nevada River Forecast Center: www.cnrfc.noaa.gov
Eureka National Weather Service: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/eka/
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