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SALINAS RIVER - PASO ROBLES (PRBC1)
Latitude: 35.63º NLongitude: 120.69º WElevation: 700 Feet
Location: San Luis Obispo County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Monitor Stage: 23.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015
312
12.58
Jul 19, 2015
2014
61
11.23
Feb 28, 2014
2013
1,820
16.57
Dec 24, 2012
2012
1,280
15.55
Jan 23, 2012
2011
10,100
24.14
Mar 20, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939-Sep 1965 and Oct 1969 to present)
1995
28,400
22.99
Mar 10, 1995
1969*
28,000
23.80
Jan 25, 1969
1980
18,500
15.99
Feb 16, 1980
2005
17,400
17.73
Dec 31, 2004
 * Occurred outside period of record
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ037)
Today: Rain. Rain may be heavy at times. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

Tonight: Showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight.

Monday: Showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow in the foothills. Lows in the 30s to around 40. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow possible in the foothills. Highs in the mid 40s to around 50. Northeast winds around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.

Thursday and Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 40s and 50s. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.

Friday and Friday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the 50s to around 60. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Impacts - E19 Information
29.0 FeetThreat to levees and roads, especially traffic way, homes, and agricultural land and property in Atascadero. Bank erosion threatens nearby homes, businesses and agricultural areas south of Highway 41 bridge.
32.0 FeetModerate to major flooding in and around Atascadero; backs up Atascadero Creek into River Gardens neighborhood and floods Highway 41. Minor to moderate flooding in and around Paso Robles. Floods wastewater treatment plant, downtown Paso Robles (upstream and downstream of gage), Larry Moore Park and nearby riverbank housing tract. Major bank erosion possible; threatens multiple utility lines (including high pressure gas) along North River Road, homes, businesses, bridges, and roads along entire reach.
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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.