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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: Dec 10 2018 at 8:16 AM PSTNext Issuance: Dec 10 2018 at 3:00 PM 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
2017*
8,580
11.34
Feb 17, 2017
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
 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: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to around 50. North winds 15 to 25 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. North winds 15 to 25 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 40s to around 50. North winds 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the 60s to around 70. North winds 15 to 25 mph.

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

Thursday and Thursday Night: Clear. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s.

Friday and Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Lows in the 40s to lower 50s.

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

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows mid 40s to lower 50s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
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.