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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: Feb 19 2018 at 8:51 AM PSTNext Issuance: Feb 20 2018 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
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)
Rest of Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with local gusts to 35 mph in the evening becoming north around 15 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the 50s to around 60. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the 50s to around 60.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s except around 40 in the hills. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the evening.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s to around 60.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s to around 40.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

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

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.

Monday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 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.