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SANTA CLARA RIVER - PIRU (SCPC1)
Latitude: 34.40º NLongitude: 118.74º WElevation: 710 Feet
Location: Ventura County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Issuance Time: May 18 2021 at 8:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: May 19 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 12.8 FeetFlood Stage: 13.1 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2020*
5,320
6.56
Dec 26, 2019
2019*
7,480
7.70
Jan 17, 2019
2018*
820
5.13
Mar 22, 2018
2017*
7,870
14.17
Feb 17, 2017
2016*
2,250
8.64
Jan 6, 2016
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - January 1952 to Present)
1969*
62,500
17.90
Feb 25, 1969
2005*
32,000
12.10
Feb 9, 2005
1966*
32,0000
11.50
Dec 29, 1965
1983*
30,600
11.78
Mar 1, 1983
1998*
10,000**
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Feb 3, 1998
 * Discharge affected to unknown degree by regulation or diversion
 ** Discharge is the maximum daily average
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ044)
Today: Low clouds and patchy fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.

Wednesday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to around 80. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows around 50. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Thursday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Friday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 60s to around 70.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows around 50.

Sunday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear except for patchy low clouds and fog after midnight. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Monday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
Impacts - E19 Information
12.8 FeetPotential bank erosion along the channel and along an historical landfill located on the north bank of the channel just downstream of the confluence with Piru Creek.
13.1 FeetTorrey Road Bridge approaches become flooded.
14.0 FeetTorrey Road Bridge approaches become damaged and possible damage to Torrey Road Bridge.
14.2 FeetDamage to Torrey Road Bridge approaches and possible damage to Torrey Road Bridge. Possible flooding on the south side of the Santa Clara River in Fillmore upstream of the Highway 23 Bridge.
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.