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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: Mar 23 2017 at 1:44 PM PDTNext Issuance: Mar 24 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
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)
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Friday Night: Rain. Lows around 50.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50.

Monday and Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Tuesday through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to the lower to mid 70s inland. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to around 70 inland.
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.