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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
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)
Tonight: Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Northwest winds around 5 mph increasing to west 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph and Becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to west around 20 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 50. West winds 15 to 20 mph and becoming northeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Thursday Night through Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.

Saturday and Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows around 50.

Sunday through Memorial Day: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows around 50.
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.
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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 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.