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SALINAS RIVER - PASO ROBLES (PRBC1)
Latitude: 35.63º NLongitude: 120.69º WElevation: 700 Feet
Location: San Luis Obispo County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Issuance Time: May 25 2019 at 8:58 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 26 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 23.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2017
10,300
24.46
Feb 7, 2017
2016
1,330
15.67
Mar 6, 2016
2015
312
12.58
Jul 19, 2015
2014
61
11.23
Feb 28, 2014
2013
1,820
16.57
Dec 24, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939-Sep 1965 and Oct 1969 to present)
1995
28,400
22.99
Mar 10, 1995
1969*
28,000
23.80
Jan 25, 1969
1980
18,500
15.99
Feb 16, 1980
2005
17,400
17.73
Dec 31, 2004
 * Occurred outside period of record
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ037)
Rest of Today: Partly cloudy except for morning low clouds and fog in the salinas valley. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening, becoming mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday: Showers developing likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s to around 60. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. West winds around 15 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s.

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

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.
Impacts - E19 Information
29.0 FeetThreat to levees and roads, especially traffic way, homes, and agricultural land and property in Atascadero. Bank erosion threatens nearby homes, businesses and agricultural areas south of Highway 41 bridge.
32.0 FeetModerate to major flooding in and around Atascadero; backs up Atascadero Creek into River Gardens neighborhood and floods Highway 41. Minor to moderate flooding in and around Paso Robles. Floods wastewater treatment plant, downtown Paso Robles (upstream and downstream of gage), Larry Moore Park and nearby riverbank housing tract. Major bank erosion possible; threatens multiple utility lines (including high pressure gas) along North River Road, homes, businesses, bridges, and roads along entire reach.
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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.