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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: May 24 2024 at 7:44 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 25 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
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: Mostly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight: Clear in the evening then mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80 except around 70 cooler slopes.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

Memorial Day: Sunny. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s.

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

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 50.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 50.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.
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.