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SANTA YNEZ RIVER - NARROWS (NRWC1)
Latitude: 34.64º NLongitude: 120.42º WElevation: 85 Feet
Location: Santa Barbara County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Southern California
Monitor Stage: 11.0 FeetFlood Stage: 15.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022*
592
4.62
Dec 23, 2021
2021*
2,710
6.96
Jan 28, 2021
2020*
1,710
6.47
Apr 6, 2020
2019*
4,470
8.87
Feb 2, 2019
2018*
213
4.08
Mar 22, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1906 to Present)** - Ranked by Flow
1969*
80,000
24.20
Jan 25, 1969
1978*
63,200
16.80
Mar 04, 1978
2001*
42,300
20.56
Mar 06, 2001
1983*
42,300
14.50
Mar 01, 1983
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
 ** Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1980 with segmented periods back to Nov 1906
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ347)
Today: Rain. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain likely in the evening, then rain after midnight. Lows around 50. South winds 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday: Rain. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Saturday Night: Rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then mostly cloudy. Highs around 60.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to around 60.
Impacts - E19 Information
13.0 FeetAgricultural land and outlying federal prison ground innundated.
15.0 FeetFloods Floradale Avenue and bridge, low-lying areas in and around Lompoc. Flooding and erosion threaten agricultural land and livestock. Hazardous to low-water crossings.
24.2 FeetIn 1969, flood waters filled the Santa Ynez Valley. Refugio, Alisal Rd, Florandale Ave, FCI, and Surf Bridges washed out, 13 St Bridge damaged. Buellton/Solvang - damage to ranches, sewage treatment plant; levees, gravel plant destroyed. Lompoc - Flooding at H St Bridge, sewer treatment plant, S. Vandenburg AFB, and Lompoc Airport.
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.