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CARMEL RIVER - ROBLES DEL RIO (RDRC1)
Latitude: 36.47º NLongitude: 121.73º WElevation: 269 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Issuance Time: Dec 05 2021 at 7:45 AM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 06 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 7.5 FeetFlood Stage: 8.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020
988
5.05
Apr 6, 2020
2019
5,010
9.13
Jan 17, 2019
2018
3,190
6.47
Mar 23, 2018
2017
10,900
10.55
Feb 21, 2017
2016
2,310
5.63
Mar 6, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Aug 1957 to Present) - Ranked by Flow
1995
16,000
12.90
Mar 10, 1995
1998
14,700
11.08
Feb 03, 1998
2017
10,900
10.55
Feb 21, 2017
1983
8,380
11.49
Feb 28, 1983
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ528)
Today: Mostly cloudy. Patchy dense fog in the morning. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph and becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain likely. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds around 5 mph and becoming northeast after midnight.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of rain in the morning. Highs in the 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the 40s. East winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. South winds around 5 mph and becoming west in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly clear. Areas of frost. Lows in the 30s. Highs near 60.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Highs near 60.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetLow-lying homes from Camp Steffani to below Robles Del Rio will begin to flood. Old Odello Ranch near Carmel begins to flood. Homes along Paso Hondo and Dampierre Park subject to flooding.
10.0 FeetThe south side of Highway 1 bridge access in Carmel will become inundated and impassable. Many low-lying homes will be threatened along the entire Carmel River. Low-lying homes near Camp Steffani will experience substantial flooding and homes near Schulte Road will be in danger of flooding. Homes surrounding the Carmel Lagoon area will be in danger of flooding.
11.0 FeetThe Hacienda Carmel residential development levee will be threatened. Moderate flooding of golf courses and low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to experience moderate flooding.
12.0 FeetWidespread flood damage to low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees protecting homes near Mission Fields will be in danger of breaching. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to have substantial flooding.
13.0 FeetMajor flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees along the lower Carmel River will be in danger of breaching. Many homes, businesses, and roads along the entire Carmel River will become inundated. Portions of Mission Fields and Rio Roads will be flooded.
14.0 FeetDisastrous flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Approaches to all bridges along the Carmel River will become impassable. Many homes and businesses along the entire Carmel River will experience severe flood damage with transportation difficult.
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 San Francisco Bay Area-Monterey 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.