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SALINAS RIVER - BRADLEY (BRDC1)
Latitude: 35.93º NLongitude: 120.87º WElevation: 443 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Central CoastRiver Group: Salinas/Pajaro
Issuance Time: Jun 16, 2024 at 8:45 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 12.0 FeetFlood Stage: 14.0 Feet
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14.0 FeetRight bank overflows at gage. San Ardo oil fields in danger of flooding.
16.0 FeetMinor flooding of agricultural lands and lowest portions of towns within the reach of the gage (Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield, and Soledad). Flooding begins at San Ardo oil fields.
18.0 FeetMinor flooding of San Ardo oil fields. Significant flooding of lowest portions of towns within the reach of the gage. Flooding of secondary roads begins along the reach. Significant flooding of agricultural land within the reach. Minor damage due to erosion and sediment deposition.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding occurs along the lwoer portions of towns within the reach. Many secondary and some primary roads inundated. Major damage due to erosion and sediment deposition with 15,000 acres possibly inundated in the Salinas Valley. Major damage to agriculturals land occurs within the reach of the gage.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs along lower portions of towns within the reach. Many secondary roads damaged. Sewage treatment plants within the reach in danger of being flooded. Primary roads inundated making travel in the Salinas Valley difficult. Some access to bridges washed out. San Ardo oil fields flooded. Major damage continues to wide expanses of agricultural land in the Salinas Valley with at least 40,000 acres inundated.
23.0 FeetDisastrous flooding within the reach. Evacuations likely for towns within the reach. Some homes along the lower portions of towns in danger of being flooded. At least 90,000 acres of farm land iinundated in the Salinas Valley. Disastrous flooding to wide expanses of agricultural land in the Salinas Valley, including damage due to erosion and sediment deposition.
23.44 FeetFlood stage of record. March 11, 1995, 120,000 cfs. Extensive flood damage to roads and agricultural land in the Salinas Valley. 100,000 acres inundated in the Salinas Valley with at least 2,000 acres permanently destroyed by erosion and sediment deposition.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ516)
Rest of Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Monday: Sunny, breezy. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. North winds around 5 mph increasing to northwest 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and becoming 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Juneteenth: Sunny. Highs in the 80s.

Wednesday Night through Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.

Friday through Sunday: Mostly clear. Highs in the 80s to upper 90s. Lows in the upper 50s.