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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
2016*
60
3.16
Aug 5, 2016
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
 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: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s except the mid 50s to around 60 in the hills.

Thursday: Sunny, smoky. Highs from around 70 at the beaches to around 80 inland.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Smoky. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s except the mid to upper 50s in the hills.

Friday: Sunny. Highs from the upper 60s to mid 70s at the beaches to the upper 70s to mid 80s inland.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s except the mid to upper 50s in the hills.

Saturday through Wednesday: Mostly clear. Highs from the mid to upper 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s to around 80 inland. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s except the mid to upper 50s in the hills.
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.