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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: Jul 21 2024 at 8:40 AM PDTNext Issuance: Jul 22 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
2023
25,600
32.24
Jan 9, 2023
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
 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
2023
25,600
32.24
Jan 9, 2023
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
31.0 FeetFlooding along reach of river including in and around paso robles. Flooding threatens paso robles wastewater treatment plant and downtown.
29.0 FeetFlooding in and around atascadero. Backs up atascadero creek into river gardens neighborhood, floods highway 41. Erosion threats along entire reach, threatens homes on banks, agricultural land, low-lying areas south of highway 41 bridge.
23.0 FeetHalcon Road near Atascadero floods and washes out.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ343)
Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s. West winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 103.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 60s.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 96 to 105.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs 98 to 107.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 60s.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 98 to 107.

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

Friday: Sunny. Highs 93 to 103.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and 90s.

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

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