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SALINAS RIVER - BRADLEY (BRDC1)
Latitude: 35.93º NLongitude: 120.87º WElevation: 443 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Issuance Time: Feb 23 2017 at 1:16 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
Monitor Stage: 12.0 FeetFlood Stage: 14.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015*
221
3.89
Sep 4, 2015
2014*
516
4.26
Oct 2, 2013
2013*
834
4.82
Jul 16, 2013
2012*
744
4.59
Apr 14, 2012
2011*
16,000
12.50
Mar 27, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1948 to Present)
1995*
120,000
23.44
Mar 11, 1995
1969*
117,000
20.34
Feb 24, 1969
1978*
70,600
18.68
Feb 10, 1978
 * Discharge affected by regulation or diversion
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ516)
Rest of Tonight: Clear except for frost. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Light winds and becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the morning and becoming light. Chance of showers 40 percent.

Saturday Night: Showers likely. Lows in the mid 30s. Light winds and becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday Night and Monday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 30s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Wednesday Night and Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Impacts - E19 Information
14.0 FeetMinor lowland flooding can be expected. The San Ardo oil fields will be in danger of flooding.
16.0 FeetMinor flooding of agricultural land can be expected. Lower portions of the San Ardo oil fields is forecast to become inundated.
18.0 FeetMinor flooding can be expected at the San Ardo oil fields. Significant flooding will occur along the lowest portions of towns from Bradley to Soledad. Minor damage of agricultural land can be expected due to erosion. Flooding of some secondary roads ca be expected from Bradley to Soledad.
20.0 FeetModerate flooding can be expected along lower portions of Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield, and Soledad. Many of the secondary and some primary roads along the Salinas River will become inundated. Major damage to farm land along the upper Salinas River can be expected.
22.0 FeetMajor flooding can be expected along lower portions of Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield, and Soledad. Most primary and secondary roads will flood making travel in the Salinas Valley very difficult. The San Ardo oil fields will become flooded. Water/Sewage treatment plants along the upper Salinas River will be in danger of being inundated.
23.0 FeetDisastrous flooding can be expected to wide expanses of agricultural land in the Salinas Valley. At least 90,000 acres of farm land will be in danger of becoming inundated. Travel in the Salinas Valley will be impossible. Some residences along the lower portions of Bradley, San Ardo, San Lucas, King City, Greenfield, and Soledad will be in danger of becoming flooded.
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.