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CARMEL RIVER - ROBLES DEL RIO (RDRC1)
Latitude: 36.47º NLongitude: 121.73º WElevation: 269 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
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
2023
11,000
12.69
Jan 9, 2023
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
 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
2023
11,000
12.69
Jan 9, 2023
2017
10,900
10.55
Feb 21, 2017
1983
8,380
11.49
Feb 28, 1983
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ528)
Rest of Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the lower 70s salinas valley and in the upper 80s hollister valley. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph decreasing to around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s salinas valley and in the lower 90s hollister valley. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 60. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and becoming 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to upper 80s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the lower 70s to mid 80s.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s.

Friday Night and Saturday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 60s to mid 70s.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.
Impacts - E19 Information
14.0 FeetDisastrous flooding along the entire Carmel River. Approaches to all bridges along the entire Carmel River will be impassable. Many homes and businesses along the entire Carmel River experiencing severe flood damage with transportation difficult.
13.0 FeetMajor flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Some levees along the lower Carmel River 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.
12.9 FeetFlood of Record: 03/10/1995
12.0 FeetWidespread flood damage to low lying homes along the entire Carmel River. Levees protecting homes near Mission Fields are in danger of breaching. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area begin to have substantial flooding.
11.0 FeetHacienda Carmel residential development levee is threatened. Moderate flooding of golf courses and low lying homes along the entire Carmel River. Homes in the Carmel Lagoon area begin to experience moderate flooding.
10.0 FeetSouth side of Highway 1 bridge access becomes inundated and impassable. Many low lying homes threatened along the entire Carmel River. Low lying homes near Camp Steffani experience substantial flooding and homes near Schulte Road in danger of flooding. Homes surrounding the Carmel Lagoon area are in danger of flooding.
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.
7.5 FeetMonitor Stage. Water levels are roughly 1 foot below primary breakout locations near Camp Steffani, Paso Hondo, and Dampierre Park.
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.