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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
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: Partly cloudy after areas of morning low clouds and fog. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to around 70 inland. Northwest winds increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph in the afternoon. Local gusts to 50 mph near the coast and in higher terrain.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to around 50. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph in the evening, diminishing to 10 to 20 mph.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to around 50. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs from the mid 60s to around 70 at the beaches to the mid to upper 70s inland.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs from the mid to upper 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s inland.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Monday: Sunny. Highs from the mid to upper 60s at the beaches to the lower to mid 70s inland.

Monday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to around 50.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs from the mid to upper 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s inland.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs from the mid to upper 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s 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.
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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.