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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)
Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 90 to 103. North winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s except around 70 in the carrizo plain. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 106.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s except around 70 in the carrizo plain. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

Monday through Tuesday: Clear. Highs 94 to 106. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s except the lower to mid 70s in the carrizo plain.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s except the lower to mid 70s in the carrizo plain.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night: Clear except partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening. Highs 92 to 103. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s except the lower to mid 70s in the carrizo plain.

Thursday through Friday: Clear except partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening. Highs 84 to 100. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s except the upper 60s to mid 70s in the carrizo plain.
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.