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SANTA YNEZ RIVER - NARROWS (NRWC1)
Latitude: 34.64º NLongitude: 120.42º WElevation: 85 Feet
Location: Santa Barbara County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Issuance Time: Sep 19 2017 at 7:54 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 20 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 11.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2016*
60
3.16
Aug 5, 2016
2015*
8
2.33
Sep 23, 2015
2014*
185
3.65
Feb 28, 2014
2013*
41
2.88
Jul 30, 2013
2012*
52
3.01
Nov 20, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1906 to Present)**
1969*
80,000
24.20
Jan 25, 1969
1978*
63,200
16.80
Mar 04, 1978
2001*
42,300
20.56
Mar 06, 2001
1983*
42,300
14.50
Mar 01, 1983
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1980 with segmented periods back to Nov 1906
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ035)
Today: Sunny except for patchy low clouds and fog in the morning. Highs from around 70 at the beaches to the mid 70s to lower 80s inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows in the 50s to around 60. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Thursday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the mid to upper 60s at the beaches to the lower to mid 70s inland. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with local gusts to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with local gusts to 35 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight.

Friday: Sunny. Highs from the mid 60s to around 70 at the beaches to the mid to upper 70s inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs from around 70 at the beaches to the mid 70s to around 80 inland.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs from the upper 60s to mid 70s at the beaches to the lower to mid 80s inland.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday: Sunny. Highs from the 70s at the beaches to the 80s to lower 90s inland.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s to around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs from the 70s at the beaches to the 80s to lower 90s inland.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetAgricultural land and outlying federal prison ground innundated.
15.0 FeetFloods Floradale Avenue and bridge, low-lying areas in and around Lompoc. Flooding and erosion threaten agricultural land and livestock. Hazardous to low-water crossings.
24.2 FeetIn 1969, flood waters filled the Santa Ynez Valley. Refugio, Alisal Rd, Florandale Ave, FCI, and Surf Bridges washed out, 13 St Bridge damaged. Buellton/Solvang - damage to ranches, sewage treatment plant; levees, gravel plant destroyed. Lompoc - Flooding at H St Bridge, sewer treatment plant, S. Vandenburg AFB, and Lompoc Airport.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Los Angeles-Oxnard Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.