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SALINAS RIVER - PASO ROBLES (PRBC1)
Latitude: 35.63º NLongitude: 120.69º WElevation: 700 Feet
Location: San Luis Obispo County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Issuance Time: Oct 18 2017 at 7:10 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 19 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
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
2016
1,330
15.67
Mar 6, 2016
2015
312
12.58
Jul 19, 2015
2014
61
11.23
Feb 28, 2014
2013
1,820
16.57
Dec 24, 2012
2012
1,280
15.55
Jan 23, 2012
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1939-Sep 1965 and Oct 1969 to present)
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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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ037)
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s except the lower to mid 50s in the carrizo plain. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

Thursday: Sunny in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s to around 80. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog with drizzle. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s except the lower 50s in the carrizo plain. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

Friday: Areas of low clouds and fog with drizzle in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the 60s to around 70. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 30s to around 40 except the lower to mid 40s in the carrizo plain. North winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 70s.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s except the mid 40s to around 50 in the carrizo plain.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 80s.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s except the lower to mid 50s in the carrizo plain.

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s to around 90.

Monday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s except the lower to mid 50s in the carrizo plain.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s except the lower to mid 50s in the carrizo plain.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.
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.
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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.