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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: Aug 05 2020 at 7:19 AM PDTNext Issuance: Aug 06 2020 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
2019
5,130
21.61
Feb 3, 2019
2018
7,160
23.22
Mar 22, 2018
2017
10,300
24.46
Feb 7, 2017
2016
1,330
15.67
Mar 6, 2016
2015
312
12.58
Jul 19, 2015
 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)
Tonight: Clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows in the upper 40s and 50s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Thursday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s. West winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s except around 60 in the carrizo plain. West winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 90s. West winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Clear except for patchy low clouds and fog after midnight. Lows in the 50s except the lower to mid 60s in the carrizo plain. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny except for patchy low clouds and fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 90s.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 90s.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the 80s to mid 90s.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows in the 50s to around 60 except the lower to mid 60s in the carrizo plain.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 90s.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows in the 50s except the lower to mid 60s in the carrizo plain.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 90s.
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.