A voluntary evacuation is recommended for people
in low-lying areas of Klamath, including:
Klamath Mill Road, the old Klamath town site,
Requa Road, McMillian Road, Terwer Riffle Road,
Resighini Rancheria, Klamath Beach Road, the Klamath
Glen and any mobile home parks near the river. A
shelter has been set up at the Methodist Church, 126
Margaret Keating Elementary School and Klamath
River Early College of the Redwoods are closed
today. School buses will not be running from Gasquet
on North Bank Road (Hwy 197), South Bank Road or
Lower Lake Road.
While the voluntary evacuation and flood
advisories remain in effect, current river levels
are lower than predicted on Thursday, when 2.81
inches of rain fell on Crescent City. Friday rain
will decrease in intensity throughout the day but
remain heavy through Saturday morning, according to
the National Weather Service.
The Klamath River near Klamath is expected to
reach a flood stage of 38 feet at 7 p.m. Friday and
a peak stage of 39.4 feet by 11 p.m.
As this morning at 7:30, it was at 24.7 feet.
Flooding may occur on Highway 101 near Requa
Road, the road to Klamath Glen and adjacent
low-lying secondary roads near the delta. Flooding
will be amplified by high tides and strong onshore
The Smith River at Jedediah Smith State Park is
expected to reach a peak stage of 27.8 feet by 1
p.m. today. Flood stage is 29 feet. Flooding is
anticipated along lower portions of Highway 197,
with possible flooding of roads near Gasquet.
This section of the Smith was observed at 25.6
feet at 7:45 a.m. today.
The Smith at Doctor Fine Bridge is expected to
reach a peak stage of 31 feet at 1 pm. Flood stage
is 33 feet.
This section of the Smith was observed at 30 feet
at 8:15 a.m. today.
Minor flooding may occur around the gravel plant
near Highway 101 and of South Bank Road,
approximately one mile upstream from Doctor Fine
Do not drive across flooded roadways. It only
takes 2 feet of water to float most vehicles. For
road conditions call Caltrans at