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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: Feb 20 2019 at 2:36 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 21 2019 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
2017*
8,580
11.34
Feb 17, 2017
2016*
60
3.16
Aug 5, 2016
2015*
8
2.33
Sep 23, 2015
2014*
185
3.65
Feb 28, 2014
2013*
41
2.88
Jul 30, 2013
 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)
Tonight: Numerous showers. Snow level 1500 to 2000 feet. No snow accumulation. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the evening. Chance of measurable precipitation 70 percent.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Snow level 1500 to 2000 feet. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s except around 40 in the hills. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph in the evening.

Friday: Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s and 50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the 30s to around 40. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny. Areas of frost. Highs in the 50s.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s to around 60.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s to around 60.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. 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.