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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 upper 60s to mid 70s.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening then a slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 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.
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.

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