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SALINAS RIVER - PASO ROBLES (PRBC1)
Latitude: 35.63º NLongitude: 120.69º WElevation: 700 Feet
Location: San Luis Obispo County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Central CoastRiver Group: Salinas/Pajaro
Issuance Time: Apr 12 2024 at 1:37 PM PDTNext Issuance: Apr 13 2024 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
2022
3,130
19.62
Dec 23, 2021
2021
1,890
18.30
Jan 29, 2021
2020
786
15.94
Apr 6, 2020
2019
5,130
21.61
Feb 3, 2019
2018
7,160
23.22
Mar 22, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939-Sep 1965 and Oct 1969 to present) - Ranked by Flow
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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ343)
Today: Rain in the morning, then rain with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. South winds 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight: Showers likely in the evening, then showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. South winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. West winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

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

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

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

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80.
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.