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SALINAS RIVER - PASO ROBLES (PRBC1)
Latitude: 35.63º NLongitude: 120.69º WElevation: 700 Feet
Location: San Luis Obispo County in CaliforniaBulletin Group: Central CoastRiver Group: Salinas/Pajaro
Monitor Stage: 23.0 FeetFlood Stage: 29.0 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2022
3,130
19.62
Dec 23, 2021
2021
1,890
18.30
Jan 29, 2021
2020
786
15.94
Apr 6, 2020
2019
5,130
21.61
Feb 3, 2019
2018
7,160
23.22
Mar 22, 2018
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939-Sep 1965 and Oct 1969 to present) - Ranked by Flow
1995
28,400
22.99
Mar 10, 1995
1969*
28,000
23.80
Jan 25, 1969
1980
18,500
15.99
Feb 16, 1980
2005
17,400
17.73
Dec 31, 2004
 * Occurred outside period of record
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Impacts - E19 Information
29.0 FeetThreat to levees and roads, especially traffic way, homes, and agricultural land and property in Atascadero. Bank erosion threatens nearby homes, businesses and agricultural areas south of Highway 41 bridge.
32.0 FeetModerate to major flooding in and around Atascadero; backs up Atascadero Creek into River Gardens neighborhood and floods Highway 41. Minor to moderate flooding in and around Paso Robles. Floods wastewater treatment plant, downtown Paso Robles (upstream and downstream of gage), Larry Moore Park and nearby riverbank housing tract. Major bank erosion possible; threatens multiple utility lines (including high pressure gas) along North River Road, homes, businesses, bridges, and roads along entire reach.
Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ343)
Today: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 30s.

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

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

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

Wednesday: Rain likely. Highs around 60. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, becoming partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows around 40. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs around 60.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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.