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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 25 2019 at 9:08 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 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
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: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows around 50. West winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Showers likely. Highs from the lower 50s at the beaches to the lower 60s inland. West winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs from the upper 50s at the beaches to the upper 60s inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows around 50. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Tuesday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s at the beaches to around 70 inland.

Tuesday Night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s at the beaches to around 70 inland.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Cloudy in the night and morning, otherwise mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs from around 60 at the beaches to the upper 60s inland.

Thursday Night and Friday: Partly cloudy in the night and morning, otherwise mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Highs from around 60 at the beaches to around 70 inland.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s at the beaches to the upper 60s 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.