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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
Issuance Time: Jan 26 2021 at 2:25 PM PSTNext Issuance: Jan 27 2021 at 9:00 AM PST
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
2019*
4,470
8.87
Feb 2, 2019
2018*
213
4.08
Mar 22, 2018
2017*
8,580
11.34
Feb 17, 2017
2016*
60
3.16
Aug 5, 2016
2015*
8
2.33
Sep 23, 2015
 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: Rain. Highs in the 50s. Southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

Tonight: Rain. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

Thursday: Rain. Highs in the 50s. Southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph becoming south 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Rain with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the 40s. South winds 15 to 25 mph.

Friday: Rain likely in the morning, becoming partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the 40s to around 50.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the morning, becoming partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
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.