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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: Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear except for low clouds and fog in the salinas valley after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny except for morning low clouds fog in the salinas valley. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Clear except for patchy low clouds and fog after midnight. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday: Sunny except for patchy morning low clouds and fog. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night and Friday: Clear except for patchy night through morning low clouds and fog. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.

Friday Night through Monday: Clear. Lows in the 50s to around 60 except the lower to mid 60s in the carrizo plain. Highs in the 80s to around 90.
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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