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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
2023*
24,400
17.76
Feb 25, 2023
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
 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)
Tonight: Clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Monday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s except around 80 farthest inland. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Tuesday: Low clouds and fog mostly clearing in the afternoon. Highs in the 60s to around 70 except around 80 farthest inland. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows around 50. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s except the lower to mid 80s farthest inland.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Thursday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80 except around 90 farthest inland.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the 50s to around 60.

Friday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 70s to around 80 except around 90 farthest inland.

Friday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the 50s to around 60.

Saturday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s except around 90 farthest inland.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear early then low clouds and fog. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Sunday: Low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s except the mid to upper 80s farthest inland.
Impacts - E19 Information
24.0 FeetModerate flooding along river threatens farms and the city of lompoc.
15.0 FeetFlooding is a threat to lower lompoc, especially around Floradale Ave.
13.0 FeetFlooding threatens agricultural land and outlying grounds of federal prison.
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.