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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)
Tonight: Low clouds and fog near the coast early spreading inland. A slight chance of dry thunderstorms through the night. Lows in the 50s. West winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Saturday: Low clouds and fog clearing to the beaches in the afternoon. A slight chance of dry thunderstorms in the morning. Highs from the 60s at the beaches to the 80s to around 90 inland. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Low clouds and fog near the coast early spreading inland. Lows in the 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then sunny. Highs from the 60s at the beaches to the 80s to lower 90s inland. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then areas of low clouds and fog. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Monday and Monday Night: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning and night, otherwise clear. Highs from the 60s at the beaches to the upper 70s and 80s inland. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Tuesday through Wednesday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning and night, otherwise clear. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s to mid 80s inland. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.

Wednesday Night through Friday: Low clouds and fog in the night and morning, otherwise clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Highs from the lower to mid 60s at the beaches to the 70s to around 80 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.