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CARMEL RIVER - ROBLES DEL RIO (RDRC1)
Latitude: 36.47º NLongitude: 121.73º WElevation: 269 Feet
Location: Monterey County in CaliforniaRiver Group: Central Coast
Monitor Stage: 7.5 FeetFlood Stage: 8.5 Feet

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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2015
1,870
5.14
Dec 12, 2014
2014
657
3.79
Mar 1, 2014
2013
3,420
6.77
Dec 2, 2012
2012
236
2.40
Apr 13, 2012
2011
4,560
7.60
Mar 24, 2011
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Aug 1957 to Present)
1995
16,000
12.90
Mar 10, 1995
1998
14,700
11.08
Feb 03, 1998
1983
8,380
11.49
Feb 28, 1983
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ528)
Tonight: Clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. A slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph decreasing to around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the upper 60s salinas valley and in the lower 80s hollister valley. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph and becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.

Monday Night through Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 80s.

Thursday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.

Thursday Night and Friday: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Highs in the mid 60s to upper 70s.
Impacts - E19 Information
8.5 FeetLow-lying homes from Camp Steffani to below Robles Del Rio will begin to flood. Old Odello Ranch near Carmel begins to flood. Homes along Paso Hondo and Dampierre Park subject to flooding.
10.0 FeetThe south side of Highway 1 bridge access in Carmel will become inundated and impassable. Many low-lying homes will be threatened along the entire Carmel River. Low-lying homes near Camp Steffani will experience substantial flooding and homes near Schulte Road will be in danger of flooding. Homes surrounding the Carmel Lagoon area will be in danger of flooding.
11.0 FeetThe Hacienda Carmel residential development levee will be threatened. Moderate flooding of golf courses and low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to experience moderate flooding.
12.0 FeetWidespread flood damage to low-lying homes can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees protecting homes near Mission Fields will be in danger of breaching. Homes near the Carmel Lagoon area will begin to have substantial flooding.
13.0 FeetMajor flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Levees along the lower Carmel River will be in danger of breaching. Many homes, businesses, and roads along the entire Carmel River will become inundated. Portions of Mission Fields and Rio Roads will be flooded.
14.0 FeetDisastrous flooding can be expected along the entire Carmel River. Approaches to all bridges along the Carmel River will become impassable. Many homes and businesses along the entire Carmel River will experience severe flood damage with transportation difficult.
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 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.