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CARMEL RIVER - ROBLES DEL RIO (RDRC1)
Latitude: 36.47º NLongitude: 121.73º WElevation: 269 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Central CoastRiver Group: Salinas/Pajaro
Issuance Time: Nov 29 2023 at 7:30 AM PSTNext Issuance: Nov 29 2023 at 3:00 PM 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
2022
1,250
5.37
Dec 23, 2021
2021
1,950
6.32
Jan 28, 2021
2020
988
5.05
Apr 6, 2020
2019
5,010
9.13
Jan 17, 2019
2018
3,190
6.47
Mar 23, 2018
 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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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.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ528)
Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. West winds up to 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming northwest 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Friday: Sunny. Highs around 60. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the lower 60s.

Saturday Night and Sunday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Monday through Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 70. Lows in the 40s.
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.