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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: Dec 11 2018 at 12:28 PM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 12 2018 at 9:00 AM PST
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 Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to lower 40s.

Wednesday: Sunny except for patchy low clouds and fog in the morning. Fog locally dense with visibility one quarter mile or less. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 60s. Northeast winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 70s. East winds around 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Southeast winds around 15 mph after midnight.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

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

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday Night: Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.

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

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
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.