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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
2016*
60
3.16
Aug 5, 2016
2015*
8
2.33
Sep 23, 2015
2014*
185
3.65
Feb 28, 2014
2013*
41
2.88
Jul 30, 2013
2012*
52
3.01
Nov 20, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Nov 1906 to Present)**
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   (CAZ035)
Today: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of freezing temperatures late. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny. Areas of freezing temperatures through mid morning. Highs from the mid to upper 50s at the beaches to the lower to mid 60s inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with local gusts to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to lower 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with local gusts to 35 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to lower 40s.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s to around 60.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the 30s to lower 40s.

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

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 30s to around 40.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
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.