Flooding Predicted on the Eel, the Van Duzen, and the Navarro Rivers
Possible results of flooding: Because of flooding on the Van Duzen, Hwy 36 could close near Grizzly Creek State Park. Ferndale residents are being issued sandbags. Cannibal Island Road could close because of flooding on the Eel.
Details:The Eel is expected to exceed flood stage about 1 a.m. on Monday and crest about 8 a.m. at over 21 feet. For comparison, in 2013 the Eel exceeded 22 feet.
The Van Duzen is expected to exceed flood stage around 4 p.m. on Sunday evening and crest around 8 p.m. at 17.7 feet. For comparison, the 1986 flood was only about a half a foot higher.
The Navarro is expected to exceed flood stage at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday and crest around 2 a.m at 26.1 feet. For comparison, every year for the last five years except last year the Navarro has exceeded flood stage.
Links: For flood safety information, go here.