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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

Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013
1,820
16.57
Dec 24, 2012
2012
1,280
15.55
Jan 23, 2012
2011
10,100
24.14
Mar 20, 2011
2010
4,100
19.65
Jan 20, 2010
2009
65
11.32
Feb 17, 2009
 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: Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s to around 80. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the morning then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Friday Night: Showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds around 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Sunday and Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Monday and Monday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the 60s to around 70. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80.
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.

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Raw streamflow data is provided by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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