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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: May 24 2024 at 7:44 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 25 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
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)
Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 70s. Light winds and becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Memorial Day through Thursday: Mostly clear. Highs in the 70s to upper 80s. Lows around 50.
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.