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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: Sep 25 2022 at 8:21 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 26 2022 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
2021*
2,710
6.96
Jan 28, 2021
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
 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   (CAZ347)
Tonight: Clear early then low clouds and fog. Fog locally dense with visibility one quarter mile or less. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

Monday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Fog locally dense with visibility one quarter mile or less. Highs in the 70s to around 90. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

Monday Night: Clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Tuesday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 90. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 50s to around 60. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to around 90.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 50s.

Thursday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 80s.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 50s.

Friday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80.

Friday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid 50s.

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

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then low clouds and fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

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