The Eel River is projected to rise above flood stage on Wednesday February 27, 2019 and crest at 25ft by early Wednesday afternoon. This projection could potentially close 211 at Fernbridge. Both Ferndale Elementary and Ferndale High have closed tomorrow due to the risk of 211 being closed. Please drive careful and avoid any roads that have water covering them. Below are the impacts at 24′ and 25′:
24.0 Feet Minor flooding of Highway 211 to Ferndale south of Fernbridge. Much of the Eel Delta may be flooded, including areas northwest of Loleta, the western portion of Cannibal Island Road. Flooding will be enhanced for longer duration events. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock in areas adjacent to the Eel River and other low-lying areas. These animals are at risk due to river rises and appropriate action should be considered.
25.0 Feet Severe flooding of the Eel River Delta including areas northwest of Loleta and the western portion of Cannibal Island Road. Numerous road closures in low-lying areas, including Highway 211 to Ferndale. A Special Action Advisory is being issued to all owners of livestock near the river and in low-lying areas. These animals are at potential risk due to rises in the Eel River and appropriate action should be considered.
Please use the following link to see current river predicitons and forecasts:
California River Forecast Center