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SANTA YNEZ RIVER - NARROWS (NRWC1)
Latitude: 34.64º NLongitude: 120.42º WElevation: 85 Feet
Location: Santa Barbara County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Issuance Time: Jan 27 2022 at 12:56 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 28 2022 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 11.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
1,710
6.47
Apr 6, 2020
2019*
4,470
8.87
Feb 2, 2019
2018*
213
4.08
Mar 22, 2018
2017*
8,580
11.34
Feb 17, 2017
2016*
60
3.16
Aug 5, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1906 to Present)** - Ranked by Flow
1969*
80,000
24.20
Jan 25, 1969
1978*
63,200
16.80
Mar 04, 1978
2001*
42,300
20.56
Mar 06, 2001
1983*
42,300
14.50
Mar 01, 1983
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1980 with segmented periods back to Nov 1906
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ035)
Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows in the 30s to around 40 except the mid 40s to around 50 in the hills. East winds around 15 mph after midnight.

Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to around 70. East winds 15 to 25 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s except the upper 40s in the hills. Local north winds around 15 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s. Northeast winds around 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s except the upper 40s in the hills. North winds around 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the 60s to around 70.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs from around 60 at the beaches to the mid to upper 60s inland.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s except the upper 40s in the hills.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetAgricultural land and outlying federal prison ground innundated.
15.0 FeetFloods Floradale Avenue and bridge, low-lying areas in and around Lompoc. Flooding and erosion threaten agricultural land and livestock. Hazardous to low-water crossings.
24.2 FeetIn 1969, flood waters filled the Santa Ynez Valley. Refugio, Alisal Rd, Florandale Ave, FCI, and Surf Bridges washed out, 13 St Bridge damaged. Buellton/Solvang - damage to ranches, sewage treatment plant; levees, gravel plant destroyed. Lompoc - Flooding at H St Bridge, sewer treatment plant, S. Vandenburg AFB, and Lompoc Airport.
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.