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SANTA YNEZ RIVER - NARROWS (NRWC1)
Latitude: 34.64º NLongitude: 120.42º WElevation: 85 Feet
Location: Santa Barbara County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Southern CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Issuance Time: May 28 2024 at 7:18 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 29 2024 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
2023*
24,400
17.76
Feb 25, 2023
2022*
592
4.62
Dec 23, 2021
2021*
2,710
6.96
Jan 28, 2021
2020*
1,710
6.47
Apr 6, 2020
2019*
4,470
8.87
Feb 2, 2019
 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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ347)
Tonight: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows around 50. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows around 50. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Thursday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows around 50.

Friday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.

Friday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows around 50.

Saturday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.

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

Sunday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows around 50.

Monday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.

Monday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Low clouds and fog mostly clearing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
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.