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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: Jul 22 2024 at 7:24 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jul 23 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 12.0 FeetFlood Stage: 14.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2023*
45,600
19.64/div>
Jan 10, 2023
2022*
810
4.89
Dec 30, 2021
2021*
784
4.88
Jan 29, 2021
2020*
721
4.80
Aug 26, 2020
2019*
4,330
8.77
Mar 7, 2019
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1948 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1995*
120,000
23.44
Mar 11, 1995
1969*
117,000
20.34
Feb 24, 1969
1978*
70,600
18.68
Feb 10, 1978
2023*
45,600
19.64/div>
Jan 10, 2023
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Impacts - E19 Information
23.0 FeetDisastrous flooding occurs across wide expanses of agricultural land in the Salinas Valley. At least 90,000 acres of farm land is in danger of flooding. Salinas Valley travel is impossible. Some residences along the lower portions of Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield and Soledad are in danger of flooding.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding occurs along the lower portions of Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield and Soledad. Most primary and secondary roads are flooded making travel in the Salinas Valley very difficult. Widespread flooding occurs at the San Ardo oil fields. Water and sewage treatment plants along the upper Salinas River are in danger of flooding.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding occurs along the lower portions of Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield and Soledad. Many of the secondary roads and some of the primary roads along the Salinas River will flood. Major damage to farm land along the upper Salinas River is expected.
18.0 FeetMinor flooding begins at the San Ardo oil fields. Significant flooding occurs along the lowest portions of towns from Bradley to Soledad. Erosion will cause minor damage to agricultural land. Some secondary roads from Bradley to Soledad will flood.
16.0 FeetMinor flooding of agricultural land is expected. The lower portions of the San Ardo oil fields is close to flooding.
14.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding is expected.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ516)
Rest of Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 97 to 103. Southeast winds around 5 mph and Becoming west 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening and becoming light.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 94 to 104. Light winds and becoming west 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening and becoming light.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 92 to 103.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s to upper 90s.

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

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of fog. Lows in the lower 50s.

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the 80s to mid 90s.
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 San Francisco Bay Area-Monterey 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.