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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: May 18 2021 at 8:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 19 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
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)**
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)
Today: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s at the beaches to the 70s inland. Northwest winds around 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear. Patchy fog in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs from the mid 50s to around 60 at the beaches to around 70 inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows in the 40s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs from the mid 50s to around 60 at the beaches to the mid 60s inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

Friday: Cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs from the mid to upper 50s at the beaches to the mid 60s inland.

Friday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the 40s.

Saturday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the mid 50s to around 60 at the beaches to the mid to upper 60s inland.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50.

Sunday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s at the beaches to the upper 60s to mid 70s inland.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50.

Monday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to the 70s inland.
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.