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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
Issuance Time: Feb 23 2017 at 1:23 PM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PST
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
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
2011*
9,860
12.04
Mar 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: Sunny. Areas of frost early in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. North winds around 15 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to lower 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the 50s to around 60.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the 50s.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

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

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and 60s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the 60s to around 70.
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.