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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: Feb 20 2019 at 2:33 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 21 2019 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)
Tonight: Numerous showers. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Snow level 2000 to 2500 feet. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Snow level 1500 to 2000 feet. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs in the 40s to around 50. North winds around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Areas of frost after midnight. Snow level 2000 to 2500 feet in the evening. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the mid 20s to around 30. North winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Friday: Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows around 30.

Saturday: Sunny. Areas of frost. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 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.