Smith River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Smith River Levels

April 16 2024

13,333 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-99.0 cfs (-1.45%) since yesterday
80.78% of Normal 12 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Smith River was last observed at 6,722 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 13,333 acre-ft of water today; about 81% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 8,321 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2016-12-15 when daily discharge volume was observed at 72,720 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Smith R Nr Crescent City Ca reporting a streamflow rate of 2,690 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Smith River Abv Trail Brdg Resv Nr Belknap Springs with a gauge stage of 2196.76 ft. This river is monitored from 12 different streamgauging stations along the Smith River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 4,402 ft, the Smith River Near Ft Logan Mt.

Last Updated 2024-04-16
Streamflow 6,722.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 80.78%
Maximum 72,720.0 cfs
2016-12-15

About the smith river


The Smith River is a 104-mile long river located in northwest California. It flows through Del Norte and Siskiyou counties and eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean. The river has a rich history and was once home to various Native American tribes. Today, it is known for its recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and camping. The river's hydrology is influenced by the Klamath Mountains and its numerous tributaries. There are no major dams along the Smith River, but there are several small reservoirs that provide water for agricultural purposes. The river is also used for irrigation and livestock watering. The Smith River is considered one of the cleanest rivers in the United States, and efforts are being made to preserve its unique ecosystem.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Smith River Near Ft Logan Mt
USGS 06076690
228 cfs 3.4 ft 2.7
Smith River Bl Eagle Cr Nr Fort Logan Mt
USGS 06077200
465 cfs 4.13 ft 0
Smith River Near Eden Mt
USGS 06077500
554 cfs 4.02 ft 9.92
Smith R Ab Smith R Res Nr Belknap Sprgs
USGS 14158790
139 cfs 6.42 ft -11.46
Smith River Abv Trail Brdg Resv Nr Belknap Springs
USGS 14158798
21 cfs 2196.76 ft 25.77
Smith River At Smith Riv Church Nr Woolwine
USGS 02071530
60 cfs 2.74 ft -7.85
Smith River Near Philpott
USGS 02072000
466 cfs 3.64 ft 39.94
Smith River At Bassett
USGS 02072500
545 cfs 2.5 ft 30.07
Smith River At Martinsville
USGS 02073000
611 cfs 2.55 ft 19.34
Smith River At Eden
USGS 02074000
687 cfs 2.86 ft -4.58
Smith River Near Bristol
USGS 01078000
476 cfs 4.24 ft -28.53
Smith R Nr Crescent City Ca
USGS 11532500
2690 cfs 7.64 ft -9.73

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